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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: Situated Literacies: Reading and Writing in Context
Edited By: David Barton
Roz Ivanic
Mary Hamilton

Situated Literacies is a rich and varied collection of key writings from leading international scholars in the field of literacy. Each contribution, written in a clear, accessible style, makes the link between literacies in specific contexts and broader practices. Among the issues discussed are: the visual and material aspects, concepts of time and space, how literacies shape and sustain identities in communities, the relationship between texts and their practices and the role of discourse analysis. Together, these studies, along with a foreword by Denny Taylor, make a timely and important contribution to understanding the ways in which literary practices are part of the broader social processes.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Academic Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415206707
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224 p
Prices: $90.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415206715
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224 p
Prices: $29.99