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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: Pragmatics
Publisher: International Pragmatics Assoc.
Description: "Pragmatics" is the quarterly publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), which represents the field of pragmatics in its widest sense as an interdisciplinary(i.e. cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. In addition to articles, research reports and discussions, it contains an extensive news section with book notices, forthcoming meetings, and the like. Issues are due in March, June, September, and December.

Editors: Charles Briggs, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305-8090, USA; e-mail: ; Walter de Mulder, Université d'Artois, Centre de Recherche/Grammatica, 9 rue du Temple, BP 665, Arras Cedex 62030, France; ; Helmut Gruber, University of Vienna, Department of Linguistics, Berggasse 11, A-1090 Vienna, Austria; ; Chungmin Lee, Dept. of Linguistics, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea; fax: 82-2-8822451; e-mail: ; Sophia Marmaridou, Dept. of Language and Linguistics, Fac. of English, University of Athens, University Campus Zografou, GR 157 84 Greece; e-mail: ; Senior Editor: Gunter Senft, Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, PB 310, NL-6500 AH Nijmegen, The Netherlands;

Submissions should be sent to the IPrA Secretariat, P.O. Box 33 (Antwerp 11), B-2018 Antwerp, Belgium.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics