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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Alphabets and syllabaries. A clear-cut distinction cannot always be made
between alphabets proper and syllabaries, sets of syllabic symbols as in the
Japanese kana systems: see japan. Syllabic signs, like letters, represent small
units of ...
34 ALPHABET velopment is unknown. There was, however, for a time a
technique in which letters were inscribed on stone with one line running from
right to left (the letters facing one way), then the next line from left to right (the
letters facing ...
474 INITIAL TEACHING ALPHABET reasons are occasionally interpreted as
initialisms: for example, the letters SOS were adopted as an international distress
signal because they were easy to transmit in Morse code; they are, however,
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