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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: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   38 / 5
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Speaking beauties: Linguistic posturing, language inequality, and the construction of a Tanzanian beauty queen
by Sabrina Billings
pp 581-606

Linguistic science and nationalist revolution: Expert knowledge and the making of sameness in pre-independence Ireland
by Brigittine M. French
pp 607-625

Conversational agreement and racial formation processes
by Valentina Pagliai
pp 549-579

Tope Omoniyi & Goodith White (eds.), Sociolinguistics of identity. London: Continuum, 2006. Pp. ix, 239. Pb $35.94.
by Liliana Cabral Bastos
pp 630-634

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 20.4417