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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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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:   12 / 2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Recent Developments in English Intensifiers: The case of 'very much'
by Victorina González-Díaz
pp 221-243

On the History of 'downright'
by Belén Méndez-Naya
pp 267-287

Social Variation in Intensifier Use: Constraint on -ly adverbialization in the past?
by Terttu Nevalainen
pp 289-315

Configurations, Construals and Change: Expressions of DEGREE
by Carita Paradis
pp 317-343

From 'Quickly' to 'Fairly': On the history of 'rather'
by Matti Rissanen
pp 345-359

So Different and Pretty Cool! Recycling intensifiers in Toronto, Canada
by Sali A Tagliamonte
pp 361-394

Booster Prefixes in Old English – An alternative view of the roots of ME forsooth
by Ursula Lenker
pp 245-265

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
LL Issue: 19.2140