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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: Colloquial Urdu
Subtitle: The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
Written By: Tej K. Bhatia
Ashok Koul
Series Title: Colloquial Series

Colloquial Urdu provides a step-by-step course in Urdu as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Urdu in a broad range of situations. This second edition has been extensively updated and revised throughout, with particular attention to the Urdu script – coverage is now integrated throughout the book and the script font has been enlarged and improved. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Urdu will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Urdu.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Language Learning
Subject Language(s): Urdu
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415586955
Pages: 388
Prices: U.K. £ 27.99

Format: CD
ISBN-13: 9780415586962
Prices: U.K. £ 27.49