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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: Applied linguistics
Author: Fredrik Karlsson
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: Umeå University
Author: William Littlewood
Institution: Hong Kong Institute of Education
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: 07–502 Ammon, Ulrich (U Duisburg-Essen, Germany; ), Language conflicts in the European Union: On finding a politically acceptable and practicable solution for EU institutions that satisfies diverging interests. International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Blackwell) 16.3 (2006), 319–338.

07–503 Bagger Nissen, Henriette & Birgit Henriksen (U Copenhagen, Denmark; ), Word class influence on word association test results. International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Blackwell) 16.3 (2006), 389–408.

07–504 Brizić, Katharina (U Vienna, Austria; ), The secret life of languages. Origin-specific differences in L1/L2 acquisition by immigrant children. International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Blackwell) 16.3 (2006), 339–362.

07–505 Kenning, Marie-Madeleine (U East Anglia, UK; ), Evolving concepts and moving targets: Communicative competence and the mediation of communication. International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Blackwell) 16.3 (2006), 363–388.

07–506 Riley, Philip (U Nancy 2, France; ), Self-expression and the negotiation of identity in a foreign language. International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Blackwell) 16.3 (2006), 295–318.

07–507 Truscott, John (National Tsing Hua U, China; ), Optionality in second language acquisition: A generative, processing-oriented account. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (Walter de Gruyter) 44.4 (2006), 311–330.


This article appears IN Language Teaching Vol. 40, Issue 3.

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