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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: Errors in Language Learning and Use
Written By: Carl James
Series Title: Applied Linguistics and Language Study Series

This book provides a scholarly and well-illustrated theoretical and historical background to the field of Error Analysis. A range of relevant questions is addressed such as whether native speakers make errors, and whether `good English' for the native speaker is also good for the foreign learner. The reader is led from definitions of error and related concepts, to categorization of types of linguistic deviance, discussion of error gravities, the utility of teacher correction and towards writing learner profiles. Throughout, the book is guided by considerable practical experience in language education in a range of classroom contexts worldwide.

Publication Year: 1998
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0582257638
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320pp