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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 and Information Society

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2012

Call Information:
The journal 'Language, Information, and Society', published by the Language and Information Research Institute at Sogang University is soliciting entries for a special issue on cognitive science and language. There are no strict guidelines on length; however, 30-50 pages double-spaced (A4 or 8.5X11) is recommended. We welcome all entries on language or linguistic theory from a cognitive science point of view. Possible topics include, but are not limited to biolinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive underpinnings of UG, emergentism vs. nativism, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics. We hope to attract a diverse range of papers from different linguistic and theoretical backgrounds. If you have any questions please contact Michael Barrie at