A Quick reference
A Quick reference
‘A-over-A condition’ Quick reference
An *island condition proposed in the 1960s, by which a constituent of class A, if part of a larger constituent also of class A, could not be involved in operations which crossed the boundaries of that larger unit. A precursor of the principle later called ...
AA(V)E Quick reference
Abbreviation for African American (Vernacular) English.
abbreviated clause Quick reference
See reduced clause.
Abbreviation Quick reference
abbreviatory convention Quick reference
Any convention that allows the expression of two or more *rules (2) to be combined into one. E.g. a ...
abduction (1) Quick reference
Movement away from a central line. The *vocal cords are thus abducted when they are drawn apart. The opposite of adduction....
abduction (2) Quick reference
Used variously of forms of reasoning in which conclusions are no more than probable. Thus especially of one by which, e.g. from ‘All dogs bark’ and ‘This animal barks’, the conclusion is drawn: ‘This animal is a dog’....
abessive Quick reference
*Case indicating that someone or something is absent: e.g. schematically, I came money-
abjad Quick reference
From the first four letters of the Arabic writing system, as ‘alphabet’ is from ‘alpha’ plus ‘beta’. Thence applied to ...
Abkhaz Quick reference
North West *Caucasian language, spoken between the west end of the Caucasus Mountains and the coast of the Black Sea....
ablative Quick reference
*Inflection whose basic role, or one of whose basic roles, is to indicate movement away from some location: e.g. in Latin ...
ablative absolute Quick reference
*Absolute construction in Latin in which a participle and its subject are in the ablative case and are subordinated, with no other mark of linkage, to the rest of the sentence: e.g. in the sentence ...