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It's Been Said Before

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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: Language and Globalization
Written By: Norman Fairclough

This book uses critical discourse analysis to investigate relations between
discourse and other dimensions (economic, political, social and cultural)
of contemporary processes of globalization, and the effects that discourse
has on globalization. It uses an innovative approach which combines
critical discourse analysis with 'cultural' political economy to develop a
new theory of the relationship between discourse and other dimensions of
globalization, and it shows how analysis of texts can be coherently
integrated within political economic analysis.

There are chapters on the globalization and Europeanization of
nation-states, the relationship between the real processes of globalization
and discourses of globalization, the impact of the media on globalization
and the strategies of people in local communities to adapt to globalization
or resist its negative effects. The book focuses on 'globalism' as the
dominant neo-liberal discourse of globalization and includes a chapter
which interprets the 'war on terror' as part of global strategy. Examples
are drawn from a variety of different countries including the USA, Britain,
Romania, Hungary and Thailand, and discussion of these examples includes
analysis of specific texts.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415317665
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 176
Prices: U.S. $ 110.00
U.K. £ 60.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415317657
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 176
Prices: U.K. £ 18.99
U.S. $ 33.95