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complementation group

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Mutants lying within the same cistron; more properly called a noncomplementation group.

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Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 157 words.

A group of serum proteins that assists (complements) the action of antibodies and is involved in other aspects of humoral

The Simple Sentence: Elements

Bruce Mitchell.

in Old English Syntax

January 1985; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 60787 words.

This chapter discusses the elements of the simple sentence in Old English. These include case, apposition, the splitting of groups, naming constructions, the subject, the verb, the objects,...

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Depictive agreement and the development of a depictive marker in Swiss German dialects

Claudia Bucheli Berger.

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification

April 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 11040 words.

This chapter discusses the different morphological markers found on (adjectival) predicative complements and depictive secondary predicates in Swiss German dialects. Swiss German dialects...

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flowers, vine

in The Oxford Companion to Wine

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 359 words.

The grapevine flower is not showy, and has little attraction for birds, but it has the normal complement of sepals and petals surrounding the sexual parts: the male in the stamens and the...

Gerund Complements

Hendrik De Smet.

in Spreading Patterns

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Linguistics. 55723 words.

This chapter presents an extensive case study on diffusional change in the system of complementation, focusing on the most dramatic recent change of this kind in the history of English: the...

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To Be or Not to Be: Challenges Facing Eastern Penan in Borneo

Peter Sercombe.

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

November 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 5817 words.

This chapter considers the nomadic Eastern Penan, the most socio-economically disadvantaged ethnic group in Borneo, and their endangered language. It provides a brief outline of the...

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Citizenship and Subnational and Transnational Identities

Luis Roniger.

in Transnational Politics in Central America

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 8205 words.

Complementing the analysis, this chapter looks at the parameters of inclusion and exclusion predicated by the states in the region toward internal groups, both localized and particularly...

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Introduction: Functional Structure from Top to Toe

Edited by Peter Svenonius.

in Functional Structure from Top to Toe

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Semantics. 7096 words.

Tarald Taraldsen has made many important contributions to linguistic theory over the years. The chapters here connect to that body of work in at least three domains. One group of Chapters...

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The Nature and Organization of Cuban Urban Agriculture

Sinan Koont.

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7853 words.

The National Group for Urban Agriculture (GNAU) in the Ministry of Agriculture has been designated as the lead institution in the urban agriculture effort in Cuba. Their (and other Cuban...

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Tradition and the Tacit


in Discerning the Mystery

October 1989; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9887 words.

This chapter presents an essay on the conflict between Catholics and Protestants concerning the use of tradition to support theological positions that cannot be proved from the Scripture....

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Jacques Verger & Olga Weijers (eds), Les débuts de l’enseignement universitaire à Paris (1200–1245 environ).

William J. Courtenay.

in History of Universities

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 834 words.

This chapter reviews Les débuts de l'enseignement universitaire à Paris, one of three recent books devoted to the emergence of the University of Paris and its faculties in the first half of...

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Spaces, Storage, Equipment, and Art

George W. Houston.

in Inside Roman Libraries

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 17402 words.

This chapter surveys nonbook materials and classifies them into three groups: containers and storage facilities for book rolls, other equipment and furniture, and decorative elements such...

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The Brahman as the Head of a Household

Nathan McGovern.

in The Snake and the Mongoose

December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 13443 words.

This chapter, complementing the previous one, examines the articulation of Brahman identity that understood the Brahman to be a non-celibate householder, namely, that found in the Dharma...

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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Section of Whitman's Leaves of Grass containing 45 poems first published in the 1860 edition. Its theme of the spiritual love of man for man complements that of “Children of Adam.”


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Dinka Largest ethnic group in southern Sudan.

Robert Baum.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 326 words.

The Dinka people, who number approximately 1.5 million (though estimates vary), are divided into twenty-five subgroups, each of which has its own name. Each once occupied a distinct...

College of Sociology

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

An informal group of intellectuals which, like the Vienna Circle, was founded with the purpose of sharing ideas and with the aim of changing research in the humanities. It was founded in...

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Functional categories

Adam Ledgeway.

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics. 7614 words.

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in the syntax of Romance functional categories, including the...

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Class and identity

Tom Woodin.

in Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cultural Studies. 8253 words.

The history of working class writing workshops provides a fascinating example of how changes in class and the emergence of new identities were handled in cultural terms. It challenges the...

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Self-Medication and the Trade in Medicine within a Multi-Ethnic Context: A Case Study of South Africa from the Mid-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Centuries

Anne Digby.

in Social History of Medicine

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; History of Medicine. 9073 words.

The article analyses the distinctive experience of self-medication in South Africa, where the preferences of racial and ethnic groups structured a differentiated consumption of herbs, home...

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David Toop.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music. 241 words.

American rap group . The group was formed in 1982 by the rappers Run (Joseph Simmons; b New York, 24 Nov 1966) and DMC (Darryl McDaniels; b New York, 31 May 1964), and DJ Jam Master...