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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: New Zealand English
Written By: Margaret L. Maclagan
Jennifer B. Hay
Elizabeth Gordon
Series Title: Dialects of English

This book is a comprehensive but accessible description of English as it is
spoken in New Zealand. New Zealand English is one of the youngest native
speaker varieties of English, and is the only variety of English where
there is recorded evidence of its entire history. It shares some features
with other Southern Hemisphere varieties of English such as Australian
English and South African English, but is also clearly distinct from these.
For the past two decades extensive research has focused on the evolution
and ongoing development of the variety. New Zealand English presents the
results of this research in an accessible way.

Key Features
-A succinct but comprehensive account of the phonetic, phonological,
morphosyntactic, lexical and discourse features which are characteristic of
the dialect.
-A discussion of the historical development of New Zealand English.
-A description of the current social and regional variation within the variety.
-An indication of the areas where change is currently occurring.
-Sample texts and an annotated bibliography of relevant literature.
There are also several associated audio files, which provide examples of
many of the phenomena discussed:

This book is available in north America from Columbia University Press.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748625291
ISBN-13: 9780748625291
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 50.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748625305
ISBN-13: 9780748625307
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99