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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.

Journal of Universal Language

Call Deadline: 10-Aug-2016

Call Information:
Call Deadline: 10 August 2016

The Journal of Universal Language cordially invites your submission for Volume 17, Number 2, to be published in September 2016.

The Journal of Universal Language (ISSN 1598-6381) is concerned with language typology, artificial languages, and other linguistics areas such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. JUL is indexed through EBSCO hosting, MLA bibliography, Linguistics Abstracts Online, KCI, BRILL, and DBpia etc.


The language of publication is English, and the format is essentially Chicago Style. We prefer the use of a standard font, preferably 11-point Times New Roman. See for further details. There is no limit on article length, but manuscripts longer than 30 single-spaced pages are not encouraged. The manuscript will be sent out for review with the author's name(s) removed. An abstract of approximately 200 words should immediately follow the title. On a separate sheet, the author should provide the entire title, name, affiliation, full mailing address, and an e-mail address.


Kindly send the paper in MS Word format to Sunyoung Park, Managing Editor, at both of the following email addresses: and

Sejong Award

JUL selects one or two academically distinguished papers every year among the published ones in JUL and awards the author(s) of these papers either $3,000 or $2,000 (USD) the following year.