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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.

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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   9 / 2
Date: November 2005
Table of Contents: Old English i-umlaut (for the umpteenth time)
by John M. Anderson
pp 195-227

Please – from courtesy to appeal: the role of intonation in the expression of attitudinal meaning
by Anne Wichmann
pp 229-253

No momentary fancy! The zero 'complementizer' in English dialects
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Jennifer L. Smith, Jennifer Smith
pp 289-309

Constraints on nonstandard -s in expletive there sentences: a generative–variationist perspective
by Laura Rupp
pp 225-288

What is modal about I thought that…?
by Renaat Declerck, Susan Reed
pp 311-332

Analogical Modeling and morphological change: the case of the adjectival negative prefix in English
by Don Chapman, Royal Skousen
pp 333-357

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
LL Issue: 16.3172