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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-Mar-2013

Call Information:
International Journal of Language Studies 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 and testing
- Backwash/Coaching/Ethics/Bias studies
- Language for Special Purposes (ESP)
- Language for Academic Purposes (LAP)
- Language education
- Critical pedagogy
- Critical Applied Linguistics (CALx)
- Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
- Multimodal communication
- Learner/Teacher beliefs
- Multiple Intelligences
- Materials evaluation
- Gender studies
- Teacher/Learner identity studies
- Foreign/second language classroom-centered research
- Foreign/second language classroom action research
- Foreign language motivation research
- Foreign language anxiety research
- Second/Foreign language learner/teacher factors
- Language skills (teaching/learning) research
- Recast and feedback in language classroom
- Metaphor studies
- Translation studies
- Bilingualism and multilingualism
- Language planning and policies
- Conversation analysis
- Corpus linguistics
- Discourse analysis
- Critical discourse analysis
- Genre analysis
- Contrastive Rhetorics
- Sociolinguistics
- Creole and Pidgin Languages
- Psycholinguistics
- Pragmatics
- Politeness
- Speech Acts Research
- Semiotics
- Clinical linguistics
- Forensic linguistics
- Lexicography
- Literacies
- Rhetorics and stylistics

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There is no author fee, but authors are expected to cite papers from back issues of IJLS in their submissions. All papers in IJLS back issues are available for free download at:
IJLS follows a doubly-masked peer review policy.
There is no deadline and this call is open and on-going.