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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: Journal of Historical Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   15 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: 2014. iii, 158 pp.

Table of Contents


Stancetaking in seventeenth-century prefaces on obstetrics
Francisco Alonso-Almeida and Margarita Mele-Marrero
1 – 35

From clause to pragmatic marker: A study of the development of like-parentheticals in American English
María José López-Couso and Belén Méndez-Naya
36 – 61

Truncation and backshift: Two pathways to sentence-final coordinating conjunctions
Mitsuko Narita Izutsu and Katsunobu Izutsu
62 – 92

Continuity and quantity: Testing iconicity hypotheses on the continuities of time and participants in Old English narrative prose
Brita Wårvik
93 – 122

Speech event analysis of seventeenth-century military protocol in Hamlet, 1.1: Changing of the guard and unknown persons approaching a sentry
Betty Lanteigne
123 – 147


Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kytö. Early Modern English Dialogues: Spoken Interaction as Writing.
Reviewed by Marianne Hundt
149 – 152

Heiko Narrog and Bernd Heine (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization
Reviewed by Tine Breban
153 – 158
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
English, Old
LL Issue: 25.1417