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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Web 1.0/Web 2.0

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

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...Web 1.0/Web 2.0 . The terms Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 are typically used to compare different stages in the development of the World Wide Web (invented in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee). As the numbers suggest, Web 1.0 is used to refer to the first stage in the development of the web, whereas Web 2.0 (a term coined in 1999 ) denotes a later stage, which became prominent in the mid-2000s. At the heart of the comparison between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 is a perceived shift with respect to the web’s interactivity. Web 1.0 is seen as a read-only, comparatively...

Caddoan Languages

Caddoan Languages  

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A family of the Great Plains in the United States.LANGUAGE LISTArikara: also called Arikari, Arikaris, Arikaree, Ree, Ris. 20 speakers remain in USA. Ethnic population: 3,000 as of 1997. On ...
Alacalufan Languages

Alacalufan Languages  

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An isolated group native to southernmost Chile and the adjacent part of Argentina.LANGUAGE LISTKakauhua: also called Kaukaue, Cacahue. Formerly spoken in Chile.Qawasqar: also called Kaweskar, ...
Chinantecan Languages

Chinantecan Languages  

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A branch of the Oto-Manguean family. They are spoken in Oaxaca state, Mexico.LANGUAGE LISTChinanteco, Chiltepec: 1,000 speakers in Oaxaca, San José Chiltepec. 76% intelligibility of Tlacoatzintepec ...
Evolution and Language

Evolution and Language  

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In the late 20th century, interest in language origins, once a speculative enterprise of questionable value, became a subject widely discussed by prominent scholars. Much of this reversal of interest ...
Word-and-Paradigm Model

Word-and-Paradigm Model  

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The phrase “word and paradigm” refers to a model of morphology that was usual in the Western tradition until the development of morphemics in the mid-20th century. Since 1960 it ...
Wide Grassfields Languages

Wide Grassfields Languages  

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A group spoken mainly in western Cameroon and also Nigeria; they constitute a branch of South Bantoid.LANGUAGE LISTAghem: also called Wum, Yum. 20,000 speakers in Cameroon in and around Wum ...
James D. McCawley

James D. McCawley  

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(1938–1999). One of the major figures in linguistics in the last half of the 20th century, worked in semantics, logic, syntax, phonology, and metatheory.He studied music and mathematics at ...
Lule-Vilela Languages

Lule-Vilela Languages  

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A language family of northern Argentina; of the two known members of the family, Lule is extinct.LANGUAGE LISTVilela: 20 speakers in Resistencia, east central Chaco Province near Paraguay border. ...
Nyulnyulan Languages

Nyulnyulan Languages  

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A branch of the proposed Australian language family; they are spoken in the northern part of Western Australia.LANGUAGE LISTBardi: also called Bard, Baadi, Badi. 20 speakers remain. Formerly spoken ...
Maric Languages

Maric Languages  

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A branch of the Pama-Nyungan family spoken in Queensland, Australia.LANGUAGE LISTBidyara: also called Bidjara, Bitjara, Bithara. 20 speakers remain. Formerly spoken between Tambo and Augathella, ...
North New Guinea Languages

North New Guinea Languages  

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Spoken in the north of Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian province of East Papua, they constitute a branch of Western Oceanic.LANGUAGE LISTAdzera: also called Azera, Atzera, Acira. 20,675 speakers ...
pictures

pictures  

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The big picture the situation as a whole.every picture tells a story proverbial saying, early 20th century; in Jane Eyre (1847), Charlotte Brontë had written for the child Jane, ‘The letter-press…I ...
Epideictic genre

Epideictic genre  

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Ancient writers, beginning with Aristotle, identify three genres of rhetorical discourse: symbouleutic, dicanic, and epideictic (cf. e.g., Aristotle Rhetoric 1358a36–58b20; Rhetorica ad Alexandrum ...
Igbo

Igbo  

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One of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria, with roughly 17 to 20 million Igbos concentrated in the southeastern part of the country.Belonging to the Kwa subgroup of the ...
Hindi

Hindi  

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A North Indian Indo-Āryan vernacular which, in its medieval dialects, was the medium of much bhakti literature, such as the works of Kabīr, Mīrābaī, and Tulsīdās(a). In the 20th century, Hindi—a ...
inner speech

inner speech  

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The mental use of words or language without physical articulation of speech sounds. See also phonological loop.
sociolinguistics

sociolinguistics  

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The study of language in relation to social contexts, social relationships, and cultural factors (such as class, gender, and ethnicity). See also accommodation; code-switching; communicative ...
style

style  

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[Ge]A term borrowed from art history and used in archaeology to refer to groups of distinctive decorative motifs.
logos

logos  

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(Greek, statement, principle, law, reason, proportion)In Heraclitus, the cosmic principle that gives order and rationality to the world, in a way analogous to that in which human reason orders human ...

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