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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: Second Language Acquisition
Subtitle: An Introductory Course, 3rd Edition
Written By: Susan M. Gass
Larry Selinker

Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

The new and updated edition of this bestselling introductory textbook is a
comprehensive overview of the field of second language acquisition. In an
easy-to-read, accessible style, it provides students with information about
the scope of the field, but also provides background information on related
areas such as first language acquisition. The book introduces students to
current issues of data collection and data analysis, as well as provides an
historical overview of the field, thus giving students context and
perspective about how today's issues arise from earlier approaches.

Each chapter offers discussion questions and/or problems so that students
can put their knowledge to use in a way that is relevant to what they have
learned, but that also challenges them to go beyond what is in the chapter
and to relate information across chapters.

The book covers a range of areas of second language research including
sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and linguistic perspectives. It also
includes a chapter on the lexicon and on instructed second language
learning. The concluding chapter pulls the information in the previous
chapters together into a coherent framework that challenges students to
think about the field of second language acquisition as a whole.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0805854975
ISBN-13: 9780805854978
Pages: 616
Prices: U.S. $ 100.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0805854983
ISBN-13: 9780805854985
Pages: 616
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95