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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.

Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2016

Call Information:
The Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle of the University of Victoria (WPLC),, is a working papers journal published by the graduate students of Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria. The volumes go back to 1981 and include published proceedings from the Northwest Linguistics Conference, as well as general and thematic volumes. 
All papers are published in online format only, as a free-access publication. As a working paper, publishing at WPLC does not preclude later publication elsewhere of revised versions of these papers. 

We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 26. This is a general call for submissions from any area related to Linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics, including community work and advocacy on the promotion of language.

Submissions from both students and faculty are encouraged. We kindly ask that student submissions (both undergraduate and graduate) be accompanied by an email from a supervising professor, sent directly to our email account (, indicating that the material is of publishable quality. Without such a note there is no guarantee that papers will be reviewed. Please forward any questions to 

To submit, visit our website for details ( and follow the submission instructions. Papers submitted by email will not be considered. In no case should papers exceed 30 pages including references. Please follow the WPLC style guide and other author guidelines available at: 

We look forward to your submissions. 

Important Information: 

Deadline: February 1st, 2016

Submission: Online through the WPLC Open Journal System website at

Page Limit: 30 

Style Guide and Other author information: 

Other Requirements: Student submissions must be accompanied by an email from a supervising professor indicating that the paper is of publishable quality.