The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
With nearly 2,000 articles in A-Z format the "Concise Companion" is an ideal reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the highly readable scholarship of the "Companion" in a portable and affordable volume.
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The Greek, Etruscan, and Roman alphabets. The pre-classical Greek alphabet
contained several symbols that did not survive into classical times but
nonetheless had an influence beyond Greek. They included the letters digamma
and koppa, ...
In addition, phrases and sentences used as examples of usage in dictionaries
are usually italicized to contrast with definitions in roman, and similar uses occur
in textbooks. Sometimes entire texts are set in italic, sometimes sections of texts ...
788 ROMAN ALPHABET lettering: a text printed in Times Roman; a mixture of
Roman and Gothic; substituting italic for roman. (3) Used of handwriting: round
and bold, in the Roman style. (4) The Roman alphabet: Malay can be written in
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