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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: Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self
Edited By: Zoltán Dörnyei
Ema Ushioda
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

Due to its theoretical and educational significance within the language
learning process, the study of L2 motivation has been an important area of
second language acquisition research for several decades. Over the last few
years L2 motivation research has taken an exciting new turn by focusing
increasingly on the language learner’s situated identity and various
self-perceptions. As a result, the concept of L2 motivation is currently in
the process of being radically reconceptualised and re-theorised in the
context of contemporary notions of self and identity. With contributions by
leading European, North American and Asian scholars, this volume brings
together the first comprehensive anthology of key conceptual and empirical
papers that mark this important paradigmatic shift.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847691285
ISBN-13: 9781847691286
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 179.95
U.K. £ 89.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847691277
ISBN-13: 9781847691279
Pages: 352
Prices: U.K. £ 34.95
U.S. $ 69.95