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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.

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Title: Virittäjä
Publisher: Society for the Study of Finnish
Description: The journal, Virittäjä, published by the Society for the Study of Finnish (Kotikielen Seura), is the oldest and most important linguistic journal published in Finnish. It has appeared continuously since 1897.

There are four numbers per volume. Attached to each article is a summary in English, German or French. Virittäjä also includes overviews, lectiones praecursoriae (papers presented by doctoral candidates when publicly defending their theses), commentaries, discussion, and book reviews. (These do not have summaries attached to them.) Summaries from articles published from 1995 are available on the Web.

ISSN: 0042-6806
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics