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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.

International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS)

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2013

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Call for Papers

International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS) invites professional (applied) linguists and language researchers to submit their scholarly papers to IJLS. Authors can submit (a) research papers, (b) research notes or reports, (c) 'state of the art' articles, or (d) critical book reviews. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

•-First and additional language learning, Teaching, and use
•-Language assessment
•-Language for special purposes
•-Bilingualism and multilingualism
•-Language planning and policies
•-Conversation analysis
•-Corpus linguistics
•-Critical discourse analysis
•-Deaf linguistics
•-Discourse analysis and pragmatics
•-Computer-mediated communication
•-Forensic linguistics
•-Multimodal communication
•-Rhetoric and stylistics

There is also room for a forum section in each issue which aims at enhancing debate between authors and the wider community of applied linguists; the forum section is dedicated to short pieces of writing which are typically 'responses' to a published article, a short research note or report, or a commentary on research issues or professional practices. The Journal also contains a review section which is dedicated to "State of the Art" papers or 'Critical Book Reviews.'

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