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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 Discourse of Europe
Subtitle: Talk and text in everyday life
Edited By: Sharon Millar
John Wilson
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 26

In this volume we approach the question of what it is to be European by
considering the way in which citizens talk about their everyday lives, as
they are perceived against the background of Europe and European issues.
Hence, the volume will offer insights into the rarely glimpsed micro
political world of ordinary talk and explore the way in which such talk in
social interaction and other spheres might help us understand what Europe
means to a range of its citizens. Using a range of broadly discursive
approaches we will touch on, inter alia, issues of identity, youth,
borders, ethnicity, local politics, and minority languages. In the end, we
suggest, it is a common sense view of pragmatic utility that centres what
it is to be European, and this is something which is continually fluid and
shifting within ever changing social, historical and political circumstances.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227179
ISBN-13: 9789027227171
Pages: 214
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 134.00