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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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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: Critical Stylistics
Subtitle: The Power of English
Written By: Lesley Jeffries
Series Title: Perspectives on the English Language

How does language affect us? Critical Discourse Analysis provides a general theory of the impact that texts can have on readers. Stylistics provides detailed tools of analysis for understanding how texts work. This book combines these strengths to uncover the deep-seated ideologies of everyday texts.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0333964489
ISBN-13: 9780333964484
Pages: 216
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0333964497
ISBN-13: 9780333964491
Pages: 216
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99