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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: Third Language Acquisition in Adulthood
Edited By: Jennifer L. Cabrelli Amaro
Suzanne Flynn
Jason Rothman
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism

In recent years, researchers have acknowledged that the study of third language acquisition cannot simply be viewed as an extension of the study of bilingualism, and the present volume’s authors agree that a point of departure that embraces the unique properties that differentiate L2 acquisition from L3/Ln acquisition is essential. From linguistic, sociological, psychological, educational and cognitive viewpoints, it has become increasingly apparent that the study of L3/Ln acquisition can provide new evidence to help resolve ongoing debates in these areas of study. This volume uniquely provides a wide-ranging overview of current trends in the study of adult additive multilingualism from formal, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives, adding new insights into adult multilingual epistemology. This collection includes critical reviews of L3/Ln morphosyntax, phonology, and the lexicon, as well as individual studies with unique language pairings including Romance, Germanic, Slavic, and Asian languages.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Bi- & Multilingualism
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027241870
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 90.00
Europe EURO 95.40
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273031
Prices: U.S. $ 135.00
U.K. £ 76.00
Europe EURO 90.00