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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: Language, Action, Interaction
Edited By: Janusz Badio
Kamila Ciepiela
Series Title: Lodz Studies in Language

This book is a collection of articles covering the theme of interaction. Interaction combines two crucial elements: the intrapersonal and the interpersonal. Accordingly, the authors approach this issue from two complementary perspectives: from the internal and external or cognitive and social perspective. The papers that take the former perspective focus on cognitive bases of interaction, on the representation of motion, on metaphor and metonymy, or gestures, perception and cognition. The topic that dominates the papers that take the social stance towards the topic of interaction is identity. By applying a variety of new analytical tools and concepts, the authors show how we build images of ourselves through language, how society and institutions mould us into different categories, and how we negotiate our membership of these categories.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783034312868
Pages: 146
Prices: U.S. $ 46.95
U.K. £ 28.00
Europe EURO 35.50