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.
This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Third Annual Southern California Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. The papers discuss aspects of discourse and language acquisition, syntax and semantics, and phonology.