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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: Textual Co-constructions with young children
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Author: Frédéric Torterat
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Institution: Université de Nice
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Abstract: This paper presents a pedagogical methodology, with young children, which facilitates acquisition of both Discourse Structuring and Text Organization. In this article, we explain principles of this approach through several corpora, showing how Sentence Constructions contribute to Text Structuring, and even anticipate it.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: In Progress
Publication Info: Discours review, Dec 2010
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