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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 Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   22 / 2
Table of Contents: Growing up and apart: Gender divergences in a Chicagoland elementary school
by Richard Cameron
pp 279-319

Boston (r): Neighbo(r)s nea(r) and fa(r)
by Naomi G. Nagy, Patricia Irwin
pp 241-278

Is Standard Dutch with a regional accent standard or not? Evidence from native speakers' attitudes
by Stefan Grondelaers, Roeland van Hout
pp 221-239

The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation: Tracing the development of quotative all across spoken and internet newsgroup data
by Isabelle Buchstaller, John R. Rickford, Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Tom Wasow, Arnold M. Zwicky
pp 191-219

The effect of outliers on the perception of sound change
by William Labov, Maciej Baranowski, Aaron J. Dinkin
pp 175-190

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
LL Issue: 21.4993