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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.

Academic Paper

Title: Review of C. Myers-Scotton (2002) Contact Linguistics: Bilingual encounters and grammatical outcomes
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Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Author: Alison Nicolle
Institution: SIL International, Africa region
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories
Abstract: Despite a number of minor problems which we point out, this is an ambitious, readable, and thought-provoking book.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: SIL Electronic Book Reviews
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