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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: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   14 / 3
Table of Contents: Same time, across time: simultaneity clauses from Late Modern to Present-Day English
by Cristiano Broccias, Nicholas Smith
pp 347-371

A constructional taxonomy of I think and related expressions: accounting for the variability of complement-taking mental predicates
by Julie Van Bogaert
pp 399-427

The functions of weorðan and its loss in the past tense in Old and Middle English
by Peter Petré
pp 457-484

A treasury of Englishes
by Gunnel Melchers
pp 485-506

Verbo-nominal constructions of necessity with þearf n. and need n.: competition and grammaticalization from OE to eModE
by Lucía Loureiro-Porto
pp 373-397

Modeling diachronic change in the third person singular: a multifactorial, verb- and author-specific exploratory approach
by Stefan Th. Gries, Martin Hilpert
pp 293-320

Reconsidering the syntax of non-canonical negative inversion
by Jessica White-Sustaita
pp 429-455

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
English, Old
LL Issue: 21.4279