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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: Language and Identities
Written By: Carmen Llamas
Dominic Watt

Language and Identities offers new insights into how we use language to
construct, maintain and project multi-faceted identities. The collection
deals with identities at various social and personal levels. Using detailed
empirical evidence, the chapters illustrate how the multi-layered, dynamic
nature of identities is realised through linguistic behaviour. The
collection brings together over 20 specially commissioned chapters on a
range of topics around the language/identity nexus. It approaches these
topics from a range of perspectives, with contributions from
sociolinguists, sociophoneticians, linguistic anthropologists, clinical
linguists and forensic linguists.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748635769
ISBN-13: 9780748635764
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748635777
ISBN-13: 9780748635771
Prices: U.K. £ 24.99