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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: Introduction to Old English
Written By: Peter Baker

This innovative introduction to the Old English language focuses on what
students need to know in order to engage with Old English literary and
historical texts.

- A pioneering introduction to Old English designed for a new generation of
- Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional grammar.
- Opening chapters and "uick Start" sections cover the basics.
- "Minitexts" give students practice in reading Old English.
- Includes two chapters on syntax and three on reading poetry.
- Anthologises fourteen readings, including "The Wanderer", "The Dream of
the Rood" and "Judith".
- The accompanying "Old English Aerobics" website features additional
readings and exercises.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631234535
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 65.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631234543
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95