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It's Been Said Before

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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 / 3
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Deictification: the development of secondary deictic meanings by adjectives in the English NP
by Kristin Davidse, Tine Breban, An Van linden
pp 475-503

The English comparative – language structure and language use
by Martin Hilpert
pp 395-417

Order out of chaos? The English gender change in the Southwest Midlands as a process of semantically based reorganization
by Merja Stenroos
pp 445-473

English stress preservation: the case for ‘fake cyclicity’
by Sarah Collie
pp 505-532

Fricated realisations of /t/ in Dublin and Middlesbrough English: an acoustic analysis of plosive frication and surface fricative contrasts
by Mark Jonathan Jones, Carmen Llamas
pp 419-443

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
LL Issue: 19.3172