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The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)

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2018

The 1st letter of the Roman alphabet as used for English. It descends from the Phoenician symbol for a glottal stop...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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1. Abbreviation for adjective; hence AP for *adjective phrase. 2. The *argument of a *transitive verb whose semantic roles include that of ... More
‘A-over-A condition’

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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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 ... More
AA(V)E

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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Abbreviation for African American (Vernacular) English.

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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Abbreviation for African American Vernacular English.
Aave

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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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

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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A mechanical device for making arithmetic calculations, the abacus is a precursor to, and a very primitive form of a

abbreviated clause

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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See reduced clause.

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