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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: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   37 / 4
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Gender and Academic Discourse: Global restrictions and local possibilities
by Erik Schleef
pp 515-538

The Balancing Act: Framing gendered parental identities at dinnertime
by Shari Kendall
pp 539-568

The Poetics of Stance: Text-metricality, epistemicity, interaction
by Michael Lempert
pp 569-592

Delaying Dispreferred Responses in English: From a Japanese perspective
by Hiroko Tanaka
pp 487-513

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 19.2687