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Japhug, like other Rgyalrong languages, has an inverse marking system. Although it presents many similarities with the better-described direct/inverse systems of Algonquian languages, it also shows striking differences with them, such as the presence of an ergative case marking system instead of a proximate/obviative distinction. In this paper, we propose a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate knowledge and use of wild food plants and fungi in a highland valley in the Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Region on the north-eastern edges of the Tibetan Plateau. METHODS Field research was carried out in four neighbouring villages in a mountain valley of the Diebu (Tewo) county, surrounded by spruce(More)
This article proposes an idealized model of direct-inverse systems inspired by canonical morphology , against which attested systems are then evaluated in terms of their deviation from it. A language-independent definition of obviation is provided, and then applied to language families other than Algonquian. Referential hierarchies are shown not to be the(More)
A new wild strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (CF3) isolated from tequila must was evaluated for production of fructanase on Agave tequilana Weber fructan (FT). Fructanase activity (F) was assessed by a 33 factorial design (substrate, temperature and pH). High enzymatic activity (31.1 U/ml) was found at 30 °C, pH 5, using FT (10 g/l) as substrate. The(More)
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