Edited By Claudia Claridge and Merja Kytö
Punctuation is an integral element in writing and has been so for centuries. The present volume brings together approaches in linguistics, stylistics and other fields to highlight the rich repertoire of issues involved in the study of punctuation. The contributions to the book discuss the grammatical, pragmatic, rhetorical and stylistic functions of punctuation, such as encoding emotion, metalinguistic marking, foregrounding and paralinguistic indication. They also highlight the sensibility of punctuation to genre and the speech-writing continuum, as well as the important role punctuation plays for reader interpretation. They further demonstrate how punctuation conventions change in time. The data is drawn from English, with one investigation devoted to German.
Focus on Texts and Contexts
Focus on Texts and Contexts Victorina González-Díaz The Pragmatics of Punctuation: Parentheses and Austen’s Dialogic Techniques 1. Introduction Punctuation marks have traditionally been associated with two main textual-pragmatic functions; i.e. a ...
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