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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: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   20 / 2
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Contact Effects of Translation: Distinguishing two kinds of influence in Old English
by Ann Taylor
pp 341-365

Morphosyntactic and Phonological Constraints on Negative Particle Variation in French-Language Chat Discourse
by Rémi A van Compernolle
pp 317-339

Accountability in Morphological Borrowing: Analyzing a linguistic subsystem as a sociolinguistic variable
by Tara Sanchez
pp 225-253

Consonant Weakening in Florentine Italian: A cross-disciplinary approach to gradient and variable sound change
by Christina Villafaña Dalcher
pp 275-316

When is a Change Not a Change? A Case Study on the Dialect Origins of New Zealand English
by David Britain
pp 187-223

Re-examining Vocalic Variation in Scottish English: A Cognitive Grammar approach
by Lynn Clark
pp 255-273

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
LL Issue: 19.2500