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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 Dynamics and Change
Volume/Issue:   3 / 2
Issue Title: Phylogeny and Beyond: Quantative Diachronic Approaches to Language Diversity
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Special Issue

Guest Editor:
Michael Dunn


Combining Regular Sound Correspondences and Geographic Spread
Jelena Prokić and Michael Cysouw

Scramble, Scurry and Dash: The Correlation between Motion Event Encoding and Manner Verb Lexicon Size in Indo-European
Annemarie Verkerk

Learning Complex Features: A Morphological Account of L2 Learnability
Job Schepens, Frans Van Der Slik & Roeland Van Hout

Phylogenetic Inference from Word Lists Using Weighted Alignment with Empirically Determined Weights
Gerhard Jäger
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
LL Issue: 25.1504