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It's Been Said Before

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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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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   19 / 2
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: On the status of low back vowels in Kentucky English: More evidence
by Terry Lynn Irons
pp 137-180

Vermont lowering? Raising some questions about /ai/ and /au/ south of the Canadian border
by Julie Roberts
pp 181-197

Frequency and variation in the community grammar: Tracking a new change through the generations
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Alexandra D'Arcy
pp 199-217

Genre effects on subject expression in Spanish: Priming in narrative conversation
by Catherine E. Travis
pp 101-135

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 18.1517