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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: An Introduction to English Phonology
Written By: April McMahon

This is a short, lively, and accessible introduction to the sounds of modern English. Its emphasis on variation, with examples from British, American, New Zealand, and Singaporean English, make it suitable for both native and non-native speakers. McMahon focuses on the vowels and consonants, but also discusses syllables, stress, and the phonology of words and phrases. She introduces new tools and terminology gradually, and discusses the motivation for key concepts.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195218906
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 162 pp.
Prices: $45.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195218914
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 162 pp.
Prices: $21.95