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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: Understanding Children with Language Problems
Written By: Shula Chiat
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics

Some children can hear and can speak, yet have trouble understanding or producing utterances. In this accessible introduction to children's language difficulties, Shula Chiat explores the stumbling blocks which lie behind their struggle. The uniqueness of this book lies in its focus on individual children, the extensive and intriguing examples which illustrate their problems, and the step-by-step search for the source of those problems. Difficulties with words, verb structures, function morphomenes, and meaning are examined and illustrated by detailed case studies. This book provides a clear overview of what children with language difficulties say and do, and introduces a logical approach to identifying children's language problems. It will be welcomed by students and researchers of linguistics, language development and language disorders; teachers of language-impaired children; and speech and language therapists.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521573866
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 298
Prices: U.S. $ 60
U.K. £ 42.50

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521574749
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 298
Prices: U.S. $ 22
U.K. £ 15.95