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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: Ideologies in Action
Written By: Alexandra Jaffe

In Corsica, spelling contests, road signs, bilingual education bills and Corsican language newscasts leave language planners and ordinary speakers deeply divided over how to define what 'counts' as Corsican and how it is connected with cultural identity. In Ideologies in Action, Alexandra Jaffe explores the complex interrelationship between linguistic ideologies and practices on the French island of Corsica. This detailed exploration of the ideological and political underpinnings of three decades of language planning raises fundamental questions about what it means to 'save' a minority language, and the way in which specific cultural, political, and ideological contexts shape the success and failures of linguistic engineering efforts.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Corsican
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110164450
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 334pp
Prices: DM 148,00/oeS 1080,00/sFr 132,00/US$ 89.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110164442
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 334pp
Prices: DM 48,00/oeS 350,00/sFr 45,00/US$ 24.95