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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
trivium

trivium  

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An introductory course at a medieval university involving the study of grammar, rhetoric, and logic; with the quadrivium, forming the seven liberal arts. The word comes from Latin, and means ...
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 ...
linguistics

linguistics  

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(also ‘theoretical’ or ‘general’ linguistics), a term used to characterize the study of language in the 20th cent. owing much to the Swiss linguist Saussure; it distinguishes itself from earlier ...
Cornish

Cornish   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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...Celtic , similar to Welsh, spoken in Cornwall until the 1800s. Revived in the mid-20th century in an attempt to establish it as a second...

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