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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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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: IPA Life Membership
Author: Patricia Keating
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Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Linguistic Field: Phonetics
Abstract: The International Phonetic Association's by-laws recognize as Life Members those members who have paid membership dues for 30 years. The awarding of Life Membership is intended to honour the impressive records of service of long-time IPA members, and to acknowledge their contribution in a symbolic and in a practical way.


This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 43, Issue 1.

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