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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: Political Discourse in the Media
Subtitle: Cross-cultural perspectives
Edited By: Anita Fetzer
Gerda Eva Lauerbach
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 160

This book departs from the premise that political discourse is
intrinsically connected with media discourse, as shaped by its cultural and
transcultural characteristics. It presents a collection of papers which
examine political discourse in the media from a cross-culturally
comparative perspective in Arab, Dutch, British, Finnish, Flemish, French,
German, Israeli, Swedish, US-American and international contexts. By using
different theoretical frameworks, such as conversation analysis, discourse
analysis, pragmatics and systemic functional linguistics, the papers
reflect current moves in political discourse analysis to cross-disciplinary
and methodological boundaries by integrating semiotics, particularly
multimodality, cognition, context, genre and recipient design.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027254036
ISBN-13: 9789027254030
Pages: 392
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00