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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Linguistics.

1. In nonverbal communication: see proxemics.

2. (camera distance) See close-up; mid-shot; long-shot.

3. (aesthetics) See aesthetic...

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Harrison, Robert (1714/15–1802), natural philosopher and linguist

F. R. Stephenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 462 words.

Harrison, Robert (1714/15–1802), natural philosopher and linguist, son of Robert Harrison, was born in Durham, where he was baptized on 1 March 1715 at St Nicholas's Church. He was a king's...

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Hunter, Robert (1823–1897), Free Church of Scotland missionary, geologist, and lexicographer

T. B. Johnstone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion and Education; Geology and the Lithosphere. 625 words.

Hunter, Robert (1823–1897), Free Church of Scotland missionary, geologist, and lexicographer, was born at Newburgh, Fife, on 3 September 1823, son of John Hunter, a clerk of the Inland...

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Hutton, John (1739–1806), writer on topography and etymology

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Earth Sciences and Geography. 722 words.

Hutton, John (1739–1806), writer on topography and etymology, was born in Westmorland. The identity of his parents is unknown; Venn states that he was a brother of William Hutton...

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Robinson, Edward

Benjamin R. Foster.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Education; Linguistics; Earth Sciences and Geography. 1197 words.

Robinson, Edward (10 April 1794–27 January 1863), biblical scholar, was born in Southington, Connecticut, the son of William Robinson, a clergyman, and Elisabeth Norton. He graduated from...

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Sharpe, Daniel (1806–1856), geologist and philologist

J. A. Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 821 words.

Sharpe, Daniel (1806–1856), geologist and philologist, was born on 6 April 1806 at Nottingham Place, Marylebone, Middlesex, the youngest son of Sutton Sharpe (1756–1806), brewer, and his...

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