7 Italic, roman, and other type treatments

7.3 Quotation marks

Quotation marks are discussed at 4.14 and 9.2.3. They are used with roman type in the titles of short poems, songs, chapters in books, articles, and individual episodes in broadcast series; the names of the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, and other religious texts and their subdivisions are written in roman without quotation marks. They are also used to distinguish colloquialisms in formal contexts and to give the implication ‘so-called’.

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