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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and a dash ( — ) may mark it in print, but occasionally the prose simply stops: '
How the devil did Rick L. Tucker manage to get hold of a gu' (the last words of
The Paper Men, by William Golding, 1984). See ANACOLUTHON, DASH,
Stress marks. Diacritics are widely used in dictionaries to mark stress. A stress
mark is usually superscript vertical, but is sometimes oblique. Traditionally, such
a mark has come after a stressed syllable (demand'), but currently, in conformity ...
The punctuation mark (/), a forward-sloping line used in writing and printing.
Virgule is the French term for comma; the virgule or oblique used in medieval
English manuscripts and early printed works in black letter had more or less the
value of ...
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