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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.

Query Details

Query Subject:   Online Questionnaire on Accents in English
Author:   Blake McGreevy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  English


Hello. My name is Blake. I'm doing research for my MA dissertation in English language teaching and applied linguistics. I'd like your help filling out my questionnaire if you have time. That would mean listening to a few short recordings and answering some questions about the speaker's accents. It should take between 5 and 10 minutes.

THANKS! And please pass the link to others. Anyone who speaks English reasonably well can fill out the questionnaire, whether they are linguists or not.

The online questionnaire is here:
LL Issue: 25.2597
Date posted: 17-Jun-2014