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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 Oxford History of English
Edited By: Lynda Mugglestone

The Oxford History of English traces the language from its obscure
Indo-European roots to its twenty-first century position as the world's
first language. It describes the history of English within the British
Isles, its changing roles in different places, and its rise to global
pre-eminence. Fifteen experts describe the history of English within a
chronological framework: they examine written varieties and the spoken
language of everyday life; and they consider and explain changes in words,
meanings, grammar, and pronunciation. The book will appeal to everyone with
a keen interest in the English language and its development.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199249318
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 504
Prices: U.K. £ 30.00