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It's Been Said Before

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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.

Working Papers in Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Call Information:
Theme: Tributes to Dr. John Esling
Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle of the University of Victoria (WPLC),

WPLC is currently accepting submissions for Volume 24, with open-ended tributes for Dr. John Esling, who is retiring after a long and prestigious career in articulatory phonetics in the summer of 2014. The aim of the volume is to pay tribute to Dr. Esling and his exceptional gifts as teacher, supervisor, colleague, and academic. We therefore welcome submissions which honour him through brief anecdotes, short stories, creative literary works, or memories of how this extraordinary scholar has inspired individuals, their studies, or their careers. The word limit for individual contributions to this section of the volume is 500 words, exclusive of name and affiliation.

To submit, please e-mail your tribute directly to Submissions from both students and faculty, current and former, are encouraged.

Please forward any questions to We look forward to your submissions.

Deadline: March 31, 2014
Theme: Tributes to Dr. John Esling

E-mail WPLC directly: