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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: Reconstructing Pain and Joy
Subtitle: Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Perspectives
Edited By: Chryssoula Lascaratou
Anna Despotopoulou
Elly Ifantidou

How are pain and joy constructed, articulated, represented, manipulated,
and, ultimately, socially determined? This is the first collection of
essays that investigates how such multi-faceted and subjective domains of
human experience as pain and joy— which combine physical, psychological,
private, public, conceptual, and cultural dimensions— are represented and
reconstructed in language, literature, and culture. Adopting a genuinely
interdisciplinary approach, the book is organized around themes and divided
into four parts which blend literary, cultural, and linguistic examinations
of theoretical angles, socio-cultural appropriations, stage and screen
constructions, and the body. Contributors include eminent scholars from a
variety of fields— Catherine Belsey, Declan Kiberd, Zoltán Kövecses, and
Elaine Scarry— whose work informs a current academic conversation also
developed by other authors in the volume from original angles. With its
multi-cultural focus, cross-historical, and interdisciplinary
scope—featuring studies of literature, language, art, philosophy, religion,
theatre, film, music, television, the internet—this book not only surveys
past and contemporary theoretical and critical grounds, but also
anticipates future developments: an invaluable resource for all scholars
and students exploring the representation of joy and/or pain.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847185193
ISBN-13: 9781847185198
Pages: 465
Prices: U.K. £ 44.99