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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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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   12 / 1
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: Source of modality: a reassessment
by Ilse Depraetere, An Verhulst
pp 1-25

t-to-r in West Yorkshire English
by Judith M. Broadbent
pp 141-168

Functional motivations in the development of nominal and verbal gerunds in Middle and Early Modern English
by Hendrik de Smet
pp 55-102

Towards a history of English resultative constructions: the case of adjectival resultative constructions
by Cristiano Broccias
pp 27-54

Seeing as though
by John R. Taylor, Kam-Yiu S. Pang
pp 103-139

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
LL Issue: 19.848