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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.

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Title: Conference Report: The linguistics of English – setting the agenda
Author: Bernd Kortmann
Institution: FRIAS, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
Author: Monika Edith Schulz
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Institution: Universität Freiburg
Linguistic Field: Not Applicable
Abstract: Report on the inaugural conference of the "International Society for the Linguistics of English" (Freiburg, Germany, 8–11 October 2008)


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 25, Issue 3.

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