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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: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   18 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Grammaticalization at an early stage: future be going to in conservative British dialects
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Mercedes Durham, Jennifer Smith
pp 75-108

There is no such thing as a free combination: a usage-based study of specific construals in adverb–adjective combinations
by Britt Erman
pp 109-132

Conjuncts in nineteenth-century English: diachronic development and genre diversity
by Peter J. Grund, Erik Smitterberg
pp 157-181

Non- ly adverbs in preverbal position: the case of fast
by Wojciech Guz
pp 133-156

Measuring the success of prescriptivism: quantitative grammaticography, corpus linguistics and the progressive passive
by Lieselotte Anderwald
pp 1-21

Structural nativization, typology and complexity: noun phrase structures in British, Kenyan and Singaporean English
by Thomas Brunner
pp 23-48

The emergence of English reflexive verbs: an analysis based on the Oxford English Dictionary
by Peter Siemund
pp 49-73

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
English, Middle
LL Issue: 25.723