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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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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: Varieties of Modern English
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Diane Davies
Series Title: Learning About Language

The English language varies in a number of ways, depending on the people
who use it, how it is used and in what circumstances. Varieties of Modern
English gives readers the tools needed to understand the diversity of the
English language and the issues surrounding it. The author introduces the
key terms and concepts for studying variation related to both users and
uses, as well as to illustrate and discuss particular varieties of English.

This text is suitable for undergraduate courses in varieties of English,
language variation, sociolinguistics and the history of English.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0582369967
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99