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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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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: The Sociolinguistics of Identity
Edited By: Tope Omoniyi
Goodith White

Identity is a problematic concept inasmuch as we recognise it now as
non-fixed, non-rigid and always being co-constructed by individuals of
themselves, or by people who share certain core values or perceive another
group as having such values. This volume re-examines the analytical tools
employed in the sociolinguistic research of 'identity' in order to assess
their efficiency, establish the roles of language in the identity claims of
specific communities of people, and determine the place of identity in a
variety of social contexts, including work places and language classrooms.
It will be of interest to academics researching sociolinguistics, applied
linguistics and second language learning.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0826490646
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 75.00