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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: American Voices
Subtitle: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast
Edited By: Walt Wolfram
Ben Ward

Ever wanted to yak with the Yankees or speak the Big Easy? Well, travel
with American Voices across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean to
experience both familiar and little-known dialects that are thriving
despite the homogenizing pressure exerted by our mass-communication
culture. Edited by acclaimed linguist, Walt Wolfram, and consultant editor
of Language Magazine, Ben Ward, this collection gives readers a new
understanding of language diversity through an engaging look at regional,
ethnic, and sociocultural dialects such as African American, Chicano,
Cajun, and Jewish English.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405121084
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.S. $ 61.95
U.K. £ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405121092
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 288
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 26.95