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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: Pragmatics
Volume/Issue:   22 / 4
Date: December 2012
Table of Contents: Pragmatics 22:4 (December 2012)

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María-Isabel González-Cruz, Apologizing in Spanish: A study of the strategies used by university students in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Cecilia Lazzeretti and Marina Bondi, ‘A hypnotic viewing experience’. Promotional features in the language of exhibition press announcements

Yo-An Lee, Building connected discourse in non-native speech: Re-specifying non-native proficiency

Gonzalo Martínez-Camino, Dialogicality and dialogue: An analysis of complexity and dynamics of fictitious dialogues in Spanish and Mexican television advertising

Nigel Musk, Performing bilingualism in Wales: Arguing the case for empirical and theoretical eclecticism

Isabella Paoletti, Operators managing callers’ sense of urgency in calls to the medical emergency number

Junko Saito, Construction of institutional identities by male individuals in subordinate positions in the Japanese workplace
Publisher: International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 23.5038