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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: Functional Literary: Theoretical Issure and Educational Linguistics
Written By: Ludo Verhoeven

The volume has four parts: I. The construct of functional literacy, II. Literacy and development, III. Attaining literacy in developing countries, and IV. Attaining literacy in industrial societies. Contributions were originally presented at an international conference in Tilburg, October 1991, and are by: L. Verhoeven, H. J. Graff, C. Blanche-Benveniste, L. Noordman & W. Vonk, B. Street, K. Levine, D. R. Olson, P. Bertelson & B. de Gelder, P. Leseman, D. Barton, E. Ferreiro, N. Hornberger, M. van der Westen, C. J. Daswani, J. Yambi, F. Coulmas, C. Doets, C. Pontecorvo, A. van der Leij, D. Bouwhuis & H. Bunt, W. Loxley, L. Dubbeldam, J. Hammond & P. Freebody, J. Ooijens, D. Wagner.

Publication Year: 1994
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556193173
ISBN-13: 9781556193170
Pages: 493
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ISBN: 9027217912
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ISBN: 1556193165
ISBN-13: 9781556193163
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