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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: Der Sitz der Sprache im Leben [The Location of Language in Life]
Subtitle: Beiträge zu einer kulturanalytischen Linguistik
Written By: Fritz Hermanns
Edited By: Heidrun Kämper
Angelika Linke
Martin Wengeler

“Linguistic history as a history of mentalities”, “linguistic hermeneutics”, and “affective lexis” – these are just a few examples of the interdisciplinary concepts that Fritz Hermanns (1940–2007) introduced to stimulate and enrich the crossover between German linguistics and cultural studies. This new volume presents these concepts for the first time alongside Hermanns’s contributions to linguistic history, as well as to his clarification of terminological issues in political speech.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Policy
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110288438
Pages: 402
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110288698
Pages: 402
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95