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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: English Language Education Across Greater China
Edited By: Anwei Feng
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

This volume is the first to offer a comprehensive and, at the same time,
in-depth examination of the spread of English and English language
education across Greater China. It consists of two parts.

Part 1 presents rich sociolinguistic data for easy comparisons between
mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, while Part 2
explores in depth the phenomena inside mainland China to provide
contrastive analysis of English language use and education in economically
booming areas such as Shanghai and Guangdong and underdeveloped regions
like Xinjiang and Yunnan. With the descriptive, comparative and analytical
accounts of different territories ranging from nation-states to small
villages in remote areas, theories on the spread of English, second/third
language acquisition and identity are challenged with new concepts proposed
and established.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847693501
Pages: 304
Prices: U.S. $ 159.95
U.K. £ 89.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847693495
Pages: 304
Prices: U.K. £ 29.95
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