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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: Saving Languages
Subtitle: An Introduction to Language Revitalization
Written By: Lenore A. Grenoble
Lindsay J. Whaley

Language endangerment has been the focus of much attention over the past
few decades, and as a result, a wide range of people are now working to
revitalize and maintain local languages. This book serves as a general
reference guide to language revitalization, written not only for linguists
and anthropologists, but also for language activists and community members
who believe they should ensure the future use of their languages, despite
their predicted loss. Drawing extensively on case studies, it sets out the
necessary background and highlights central issues such as literacy, policy
decisions, and allocation of resources. Its primary goal is to provide the
essential tools for a successful language revitalization program, such as
setting and achieving realistic goals, and anticipating and resolving
common obstacles. Clearly written and informative, Saving Languages will be
an invaluable resource for all those interested in the fate of small
language communities around the globe.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521816211
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244
Prices: U.K. £ 45.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521016525
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244
Prices: U.K. £ 17.99