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A Quick reference

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
667 words

[Called ay, rhyming with say]. The 1st LETTER of the Roman ALPHABET as used for English. It descends ...

A

A Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
18 words

1 = adjective ...

2 = agent (2); cf. P, S (3)

3 = argument

A-bound

A-bound Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2 ed.)

Reference type:
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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
63 words

Bound by a unit in a position which is typically that of a subject, hence more generally by an ...

A-movement

A-movement Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
51 words

Movement to a position which is typically that of a subject, hence more generally an argument of a verb: cf. ...

‘A-over-A condition’

‘A-over-A condition’ Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
48 words

An island condition proposed in the 1960s, by which a constituent of class A, if part of a larger ...

Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
Aave

Aave

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Overview Pages
Subject:
Linguistics
Abbreviation for African American Vernacular English.
Aave

Aave Reference library

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
7 words

Abbreviation for African American Vernacular English. ...

abacus

abacus

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
abacus

abacus Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
452 words

A mechanical device for making arithmetic calculations, the abacus is a precursor to, and a very primitive form of a ...

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