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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.

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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   11 / 3
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: Recent changes in the function and frequency of Standard English genitive constructions: a multivariate analysis of tagged corpora
by Lars Hinrichs, Benedikt Szmrecsanyi
pp 437-474

Epistemic verbs and zero complementizer
by Kate Kearns
pp 475-505

The genealogy of eagre 'tidal surge in the river Trent'
by Richard Coates
pp 507-523

A history of hyper-rhoticity in English
by Derek Britton
pp 525-536

Indefinite possessive NPs and the distinction between determining and nondetermining genitives in English
by Peter Willemse
pp 537-568

Construction Grammar in the twenty-first century
by Hans C Boas
pp 569-585

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 18.3679