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Sebastian Patt

Punctuation as a Means of Medium-Dependent Presentation Structure in English

Exploring the Guide Functions of Punctuation

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Despite its everyday relevance, the reputation of punctuation is tarnished. Actually, modern English punctuation is often considered not more than a necessary evil. For many people, punctuation usage follows seemingly arbitrary and unmotivated rules. The present approach moves away from a static, rule-based description towards a more dynamic, context-based interpretation of punctuation. Punctuation is a highly versatile medium-dependent means of presentational choice. To accept this view is to take a significant step towards closing the gap that still exists between punctuational theory and the actual usage of punctuation. Punctuation adopts a guiding role for the reader and the present study explores this guide potential, providing a thorough analysis of both the linguistic status and the communicative value of punctuation.

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Autor Sebastian Patt
Artikelnummer 16753
Isbn 978-3-8233-6753-6
Reihe Language in Performance (LIP)
Band 47
Seiten 307
Erscheinungstermin 24.04.2013
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Lieferzeit 3-5 Tage