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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: Medium or Message?
Subtitle: Langauge and Faith in Ethnic Churches
Written By: Anya Woods
Series Title: Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights

What is the role of language in ethnic churches? This new and much needed account of the Australian experience examines the issues faced by sixteen congregations, together representing different periods of Australia’s migration history, as well as different languages, cultural backgrounds and Christian denominations. Drawing on the rich data provided by the study, the concept of “language–religion ideology” is developed to describe the nature of the relationship between language and religion which is exhibited by a denomination, with far-reaching implications for multilingual and multicultural societies.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853597236
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.S. $ 129.95
U.S. $ 74.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1853597368
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 186
Prices: U.K. £ 44.95
AUS $ 24.95