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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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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 in Society
Volume/Issue:   42 / 4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: “We act like girls and we don't act like men”: Ethnicity and local language change in a Philadelphia high school
by Suzanne Evans Wagner
pp 361-383

Narratives of vicarious experience in conversation
by Neal R Norrick
pp 385-406

An existential problem: The sociolinguistic monitor and variation in existential constructions on Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
by Miriam Meyerhoff, James A. Walker
pp 407-428

Social class and gender impacting change in bilingual settings: Spanish subject pronoun use in New York
by Naomi Lapidus Shin, Ricardo Otheguy
pp 429-452

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 24.3396