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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: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   17 / 1
Date: March 2005
Table of Contents: The ain't constraint: Not-contraction in early African American English
by James A. Walker
pp 1-17

The development of a new pronoun: The linguistic and social embedding of a gente in Brazilian Portuguese
by Ana M.S. Zilles
pp 19-53

The diffusion of subject YOU: A case study in historical sociolinguistics
by Helena Raumolin-Brunberg
pp 55-73

No taming the vernacular! Insights from the relatives in northern Britain
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Jennifer L. Smith, Jennifer Smith, Helen Lawrence
pp 75-112

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 16.748