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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.

Academic Paper

Title: On the status of intervening 'think'-clauses in English long-distance dependency constructions
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Author: Bert Cappelle
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Institution: Université Lille - Nord de France
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Attention is drawn to a form-function mismatch in wh-extraction from questions and relative clauses. Speakers make use of a number of ways to disguise the fact that the outer, embedding clause is usually functionally subordinate. This observation leads to the claim that a truly superordinate clause can become a parenthetical clause via a continuum of intermediate cases.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Leuvense Bijdragen (Leuven Contributions in Linguistics and Philology 91(3-4): 369-381
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