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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: Children rule, or do they (as far as innovations are concerned)?
Author: Brian D Joseph
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Institution: Ohio State University
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Abstract: Meisel (hereafter, M) has offered a well-argued and tightly structured piece, discussing in a clear and compelling way a crucial topic in the understanding of language change. I applaud him for both the content and the presentation.


This article appears IN Bilingualism: Language and Cognition Vol. 14, Issue 2.

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