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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.

Philologica Jassyensia

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2013

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"Philologica Jassyensia" journal ( specializes in Romance language studies with a stress on Romanian. The academic biannual journal is edited by the "A. Philippide" Institute of Romanian Philology - the Iaşi Branch of the Romanian Academy, and by the "A. Philippide" Cultural Association of Iaşi, Romania. We publish articles concerned with research in linguistics, literature, ethnology, cultural studies, anthropology, migration studies, diaspora studies. The contributions should be in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Romanian. The articles should not exceed 10 pages in B5 (JIS) format, single-spaced, font size 11, Times New Roman. The journal is peer-reviewed. The decision of the Editorial Board is final.
We invite faculty members and researchers from all over the world to send us articles and book-reviews for Issue 1/ 2013.