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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: Introduction to American English
Written By: Gunnel Tottie

An Introduction to American English explains American English in the context of American life, history, and institutions, while also making comparisons with British English. This book includes chapters on spelling, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary which discuss how the language reflects American lifestyles and how new words are created. Coverage also includes language use and politeness; regional, social, and ethnic dialects, such as African-American English; and language politics. Much of the material presented is viewed within the framework of American history, government and education. Every chapter is followed by a set of recommended readings and references, some of which include Internet resources. An Introduction to American English is the ideal resource for non-native speakers and undergraduates studying of American English, as well as teachers of English as a second or foreign language.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631197923
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631197915
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.S. $ 68.95
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