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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.

Journal of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies

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The Journal of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies is a peer reviewed publication which welcomes papers on topics relevant to two areas of scholarly inquiry: applied linguistics, particularly second language acquisition studies and TESL; discourse studies, including writing and genre studies. The journal also welcomes working papers in the form of, for example, contributions by language teachers about pedagogical concerns, and papers by graduate students in the relevant areas. Book reviews of recent publications of relevance to the journal's topic focus are also welcome. This journal will be published twice annually. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.