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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: Word Structure
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Description: Word Structure is an international journal of linguistic morphology and all related disciplines. Its outlook is both synchronic and diachronic. Its interests are both empirical and theoretical. Its aim is to further the understanding of the nature of words, in every sense and in the broadest definition, in the languages of the world by applying to that concept the methodologies of disciplines such as morphology, syntax and phonology, of sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, of formal, computational, cognitive and historical linguistics and of any other relevant sub-discipline of linguistics.

Word Structure has been accepted for inclusion in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) and the Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI). Editors: Laurie Bauer (Wellington), Heinz Giegerich (Edinburgh) and Greg Stump (Kentucky)

Review Editor: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (Canterbury)

Advisory Board: Stephen Anderson, Harald Baayen, Greville Corbett, Claire Cowie, Carol Fehringer, Bernard Fradin, Jennifer Hay, Sharon Inkelas, Rochelle Lieber, Pamela Munro, Sailaja Pingali, Franz Rainer, Andrew Spencer, Richard Sproat, Pavol Etekauer, Bogdan Szymanek, Salvador Valera Hernandez.

ISSN: 1750-1245
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology