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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 Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   22 / 3
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Interaction between social category and social practice: explaining was/were variation
by Emma Moore
pp 347-371

Apparent-time evolution of /l/ in one African American community
by Janneke van Hofwegen
pp 373-396

The synchrony and diachrony of differential object marking in Paraguayan Guaraní
by Cory Shain, Judith Tonhauser
pp 321-346

Variation and change in English resultative constructions
by Britta Mondorf
pp 397-421

The sociolinguistic variant as a carrier of social meaning
by Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
pp 423-441

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Guaraní, Paraguayan
LL Issue: 22.1446