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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:   25 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Revisiting transmission and diffusion: An agent-based model of vowel chain shifts across large communities
by James N. Stanford, Laurence A. Kenny
pp 119-153

Null subjects in Old English
by George Walkden
pp 155-178

Transatlantic variation in English adverb placement
by Cathleen Waters
pp 179-200

Glottal replacement of /t/ in two British capitals: Effects of word frequency and morphological compositionality
by Erik Schleef
pp 201-223

A variationist perspective on discourse-pragmatic change in a contact setting
by Stephen Levey, Karine Groulx, Joseph Roy
pp 225-251

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
English, Old
LL Issue: 24.3266