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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.

Language Testing in Asia

Call Deadline: 25-Dec-2014

Call Information:
Fee waivers for new submssions now until December.

Language Testing in Asia (LTA) (a Springer journal) was founded in 2011 as a high quality peer-reviewed online academic journal. The purpose of LTA is to acknowledge and showcase scholarly findings in Asia in the field of Language testing.

We welcome essay submissions from anywhere in Asia that fit within this aim. Note that we use the broad definition of Asia which includes any countries east of the Suez canal and south of the Caspian and Black seas, to Japan in the east and Indonesia in the south.

Submit articles online at and mention LINGUIST List and Robert Kirkpatrick to be given the submission fee waiver.