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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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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: Journal of Language Contact
Volume/Issue:   5 / 2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents:


Two Types of Functional Transfer in Language Contact
Jeff Siegel

Typological constraints on verb integration in two Australian mixed languages
Felicity Meakins & Carmel O’Shannessy

The Phoneme /o/ in Opoja Albanian: Albanian-Slavic Contact and the Slavic Jers
Andrew Dombrowski

A Quantitative Analysis of Code-switching in the Arabic-Romance Kharjas
Juan Antonio Thomas and Lotfi Sayahi

Du contact entre les langues au clivage dans la langue.
Vers une anthropologie renouvelée
Robert Nicolaï

Review Article
John H. McWhorter. 2011. Linguistic simplicity and complexity:
Why do languages undress? Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton
Reviewed by Zygmunt Frajzyngier

Book Reviews
Fida Bizri. Pidgin Madame. Une grammaire de la servitude

Philippe Maurer. The former Portuguese Creole of Batavia and Tugu (Indonesia)

J. Clancy Clements and Shelome Gooden (eds.). Language change in creole languages: grammatical and prosodic considerations

Peter Siemund. Linguistic universals and language variation
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
LL Issue: 23.5141