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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: Framing Discourse on the Environment
Subtitle: A Critical Discourse Approach
Written By: Richard Alexander
Series Title: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse

In this study, Richard Alexander presents a series of original and
empirically based case studies of the language and discourse involved in
the discussion of environmental and ecological issues. Relying upon a
variety of different text types and genres – including company websites,
advertisements, press articles, speeches and lectures – Alexander
interrogates how in the media, press, corporate and activist circles
language is employed to argue for and propagate selected positions on the
growing ecological crisis. For example, he asks: How are ecological and
environmental concerns articulated in texts? What do we learn about
ecological ‘problems’ through texts from differing sources? What language
features accompany ecological discourse in differing contexts and
registers? Attention is especially directed at where this discourse comes
into contact with business, economic and political concerns.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415991234
ISBN-13: 9780415991230
Pages: 240
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00
U.S. $ 120.00