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Making a Point The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation

Автор: Bo0mB0om » 6 ноября 2015

Making a Point The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation
David Crystal, "Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation"
ISBN: 1250060419 | 2015 | EPUB | 400 pages | 4 MB






Behind every punctuation mark lie a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of uncertainty and passion, inspiring organisations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error across the United States.

Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity and commonsense. He gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia, and he offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.
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