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It's Been Said Before

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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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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:   15 / 2
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: An open-sesame approach to English noun phrases: defining the NP (with an introduction to the special issue)
by Ana Elina Martínez-Insua, Javier Pérez-Guerra
pp 201-221

Grammatical change in the noun phrase: the influence of written language use
by Douglas Biber, Bethany Gray
pp 223-250

The development of intensification scales in noun-intensifying uses of adjectives: sources, paths and mechanisms of change
by Lobke Ghesquière, Kristin Davidse
pp 251-277

Noun ellipsis in English: adjectival modifiers and the role of context
by Christine Günther
pp 279-301

English proforms: an alternative account
by Evelien Keizer
pp 303-334

The Big Mess Construction: interactions between the lexicon and constructions
by Jung-Bok Kim, Peter Sells
pp 335-362

Genitive coordinations with personal pronouns
by John Payne
pp 363-385

Left-peripheral expansion of the English NP
by Freek van de Velde
pp 387-415

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 22.2533