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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: Linguistic Relativity in SLA
Edited By: ZhaoHong Han
Teresa Cadierno
Series Title: Second Language Acquisition

Crosslinguistic influence is an established area of second language research,
and as such, it has been subject to extensive scrutiny. Although the field has
come a long way in understanding its general character, many issues still
remain a conundrum, for example, why does transfer appear selective, and why
does transfer never seem to go away for certain linguistic elements? Unlike
most existing studies, which have focused on transfer at the surface form level,
the present volume examines the relationship between thought and language, in
particular thought as shaped by first language development and use, and its
interaction with second language use. The chapters in this collection
conceptually explore and empirically investigate the relevance of Slobin's
Thinking-for-Speaking Hypothesis to adult second language acquisition, offering
compelling and enlightening evidence of the fundamental nature of
crosslinguistic influence in adult second language acquisition.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847692771
Pages: 232
Prices: U.K. £ 59.95
U.S. $ 99.95