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It's Been Said Before

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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: Interlanguage and Learnability. From Chinese to English
Written By: Virginia Yip
Series Title: Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, 11

This book investigates a set of structures characteristic of Chinese speakers' English interlanguage (CIL) in the light of grammatical theory and principles of learnability. As a study of CIL grammar, it illuminates both the theory of interlanguage syntax in general and some specific problems in the acquisition of English by Chinese L1 learners.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192495
ISBN-13: 9781556192494
Pages: 247
Prices: U.S. $ 142
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027224773
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 247
Prices: Hfl.115