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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Revision
Subtitle: Cognitive and Instructional Processes
Edited By: Linda Allal
L. Chanquoy
Pierre Largy
Series Title: Studies in Writing 13

This book draws together current research on revision from two areas. The
first is the large body of empirical work on the cognitive processes
involved in the revision of written language production. This research
looks at how operations of revision intervene during various phases of
writing, at the resources or constraints (e.g., working memory load,
content knowledge, strategy use) that affect revision and at developmental
aspects of revision capabilities.

The second area of research concerns the study of students learning to
revise texts in instructional settings. This research examines the effects
of instructional design conditions (structure and sequencing of tasks,
strategy instruction, word processing) and the impact of peer interactions
on student acquisition of revision skills.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402077297
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 109.00
Europe EURO 99.00
U.K. £ 69.00