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agrarian

Describing an agricultural system which combines horticulture and animals.

Southern English

Southern English   Quick reference

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

..., cut cross the vast territory in patterns following natural boundaries and settlement routes: (1) ( Coastal ) Southern (also Lowland Southern, Plantation Southern ). Spoken along the Atlantic seaboard and westward across the lands of lower elevation with a predominantly agrarian economy once relying on slave labour. In this area, white and black speakers have traditionally shared many of its characteristics: a non-rhotic accent, a glide before /u/ in words like news and Tuesday , and the usages tote carry, carry escort, and snapbeans string...

mindscape

mindscape   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
1,637 words

...place to definable place with each representing a different set of activities and values such as work, worship, relaxation, and so on. This attachment to places and spaces is known as topophilia ( Tuan , 1974 ) and might explain why the transformation of landscapes from agrarian to industrialized, for example, causes such profound social dislocation and radical reordering of mindscapes. The study of mindscape and landscape is thus an important sociological endeavor, though such studies are not unproblematic. One of the problems in the study of either...

cereal

cereal  

[Ge]A general term covering a range of barley, wheat, oats, and rye.

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