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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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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: Journal of Language & Politics
Volume/Issue:   12 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 155 pp.

Table of Contents

“Grab a pen and paper”: Interaction v. interactivity in a political radio phone-in
Joanna Thornborrow and Richard Fitzgerald 1 – 28

Evidencing international threat: Examining Iraq Survey Group’s post-invasion verification of Iraq’s WMD threat
Gordon C. Chang, Kerstin Lueck and Hugh B. Mehan 29 – 58

Rebranding the Scottish Executive: A discourse-historical analysis
Johann Wolfgang Unger 59 – 79

A political-semiotic introduction to the Estonian “bronze-night” discourse
Peeter Selg 80 – 100

The visual construction of language hierarchy: The case of banknotes, coins and stamps
Mark Sebba 101 – 125

Strategies of reframing language policy in the liberal state: A recursive model
John E. Petrovic and Aaron M. Kuntz 126 – 146

Mayr, A. (ed.) (2008). Language and Power: An Introduction to Institutional Discourse. London Continuum. ISBN: 978–0826487445 (pb), pp. 204, £24.99.
Reviewed by Felicitas Macgilchrist 147 – 151

Murphy, B. (2010). Corpus and Sociolinguistics: Investigating Age and Gender in Female Talk. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. ISBN: 978 90 272 2312 8 (hb), pp. 231, € 95
Reviewed by Raymond Oenbring 152 – 156
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 24.2307