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It's Been Said Before

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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.

Academic Paper

Title: Orientation or Location? A Case-Study of Jaminjung and Kriol.
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Author: Dorothea Hoffmann
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Institution: University of Chicago
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Typology
Subject Language: Djamindjung
Abstract: This paper deals with the notion of orientation within the typology of Frames of Reference (FoR) in Jaminjung, a Non-Pama-Nyungan Australian Aboriginal Language spoken in the Victoria River area in the Northern Territory and Kriol, an English-lexified creole which is now the major community language in the area.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Paper presented at Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
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