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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: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   25 / 3
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Acquisition of variable rules: /s/-lenition in the speech of Chilean Spanish-speaking children and their caregivers
by Karen Miller
pp 311-340

Interaction of social and linguistic constraints on two vowel changes in northern England
by Bill Haddican, Paul Foulkes, Vincent Hughes, Hazel Richards
pp 371-403

Asymmetrical trajectories: The past and present of –body/–one
by Alexandra D'Arcy, Bill Haddican, Hazel Richards, Sali A Tagliamonte, Ann Taylor
pp 287-310

Production and perception of a sound change in progress: Tone merging in Hong Kong Cantonese
by Peggy P. K. Mok, Donghui Zuo, Peggy W. Y. Wong
pp 341-370

Subject expression and discourse embeddedness in Emirati Arabic
by Jonathan Owens, Robin Dodsworth, Mary Kohn
pp 255-285

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Gulf
Chinese, Yue
English, Middle
LL Issue: 24.3800