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It's Been Said Before

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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: Review of D. Schiffren et al. (eds.) (2001) Handbook of Discourse Analysis
Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Abstract: The volume as a whole is less coherent than I was expecting, and the quality of the contributions varies considerably. There is also more emphasis on theoretical than on practical considerations, and this is reflected in the lack of sample data analyses.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Journal of Linguistics. 40: 192-198
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