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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: The Language of Science
Written By: Michael A. K. Halliday
Jonathan J. Webster

'Halliday's investigations into grammatical metaphor take us deeply into
the way we construct and expand meanings, starting with representations of
concrete experienced events and ending with theoretical worlds populated by
abstract entities linked through generalized relations and causalities. He
finds these processes most strikingly in the development of the modern
sciences that have historically created robust virtual worlds of theory
from observable material events. But he sees these same processes in all
the meaning systems of modern life, whether law, bureaucracy, economics, or
arts. He sees the same processes of grammatical metaphor as children learn
to participate in our built symbolic environment, particularly as they are
introduced to these meaning systems in schools, an institution designed
expressly for that purpose.' Professor Charles Bazerman, University of
California, Santa Barbara.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0826488277
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
Prices: U.K. £ 25.00
U.S. $ 49.95