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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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Sun Image

Title: Reading Images - The Grammar of Visual Design
Written By: Gunther Kress
Theo van Leeuwen

Reading Images provides a systematic and comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Drawing on an enormous range of examples--children's drawings, textbook illustrations, photojournalism, advertising images and fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms--the authors demonstrate the differences and the similarities between the grammar of language and that of visual culture. As we move from a culture dominated by language to one in which visual literacy becomes increasingly important, this book provides an invaluable ``tool-kit'' for reading images.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415105994
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 312
Prices: $74.95