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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:   16 / 1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Revisiting Binomial Order in English: Ordering Constraints and Reversibility
by Sandra Mollin
pp 81-103

At the Interface of Grammaticalisation and Lexicalisation: The Case of Take Prisoner
by Eva Berlage
pp 35-55

Exploring the Relation between the Qualitative and Quantitative Uses of the Determiner Some
by Patrick J Duffley, Pierre Larrivée
pp 131-149

On the Interchangeability of Actually and Really in Spoken English: Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence from Corpora
by Mark Gray
pp 151-170

Negative inversion, Negative Concord and Sentential Negation in the History of English
by Phillip Wallage
pp 3-33

Left-Edge Deletion in English and Subject Omission in Diaries
by Andrew Weir
pp 105-129

Operationalising Salience: Definite Article Reduction in the North of England
by Péter Rácz
pp 57-79

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
LL Issue: 23.4017