Penguin Guide To Punctuation

Penguin Guide To Punctuation

by R L Trask

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140513660
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 08/31/2004
Series: Penguin Guide Series
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,007,326
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

R L Trask has taught in the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex since 1988. He is the author of a number of books, including A DICTIONARY OF GRAMMATICAL TERMS IN LINGUISTICS, LANGUAGE CHANGE, LANGUAGE: THE BASICS, A DICTIONARY OF PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY, HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS and THE HISTORY OF BASQUE.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
To the Reader ix
Why Learn to Punctuate?
1(4)
The Full Stop, the Question Mark and the Exclamation Mark
5(8)
The Full Stop
5(3)
The Question Mark
8(1)
The Exclamation Mark
9(2)
A Final Point
11(1)
Fragments
12(1)
The Comma
13(25)
The Listing Comma
13(4)
The Joining Comma
17(2)
The Gapping Comma
19(2)
Bracketing Commas
21(12)
Summary of Commas
33(5)
The Colon and the Semicolon
38(10)
The Colon
38(3)
The Semicolon
41(4)
The Colon and the Semicolon Compared
45(3)
The Apostrophe
48(11)
Contractions
49(5)
Unusual Plurals
54(2)
Possessives
56(3)
The Hyphen and the Dash
59(14)
The Hyphen
59(9)
The Dash
68(5)
Capital Letters and Abbreviations
73(21)
Capital Letters
73(12)
Abbreviations
85(9)
Quotation Marks
94(19)
Quotation Marks and Direct Quotations
94(13)
Scare Quotes
107(2)
Quotation Marks in Titles
109(1)
Talking About Words
110(3)
Miscellaneous
113(25)
Italics
113(4)
Boldface
117(1)
Small Capitals
118(1)
Parentheses
119(3)
Square Brackets
122(1)
The Ellipsis
123(1)
The Slash
124(1)
Numerals, Fractions and Dates
125(4)
Diacritics
129(3)
The Other Marks on Your Keyboard
132(3)
Priority Among Punctuation Marks
135(3)
Punctuating Essays and Letters
138(19)
Titles and Section Headings
138(3)
Footnotes
141(4)
References to Published Work
145(4)
Bibliography
149(5)
Paragraphing
154(1)
Punctuating Letters
155(2)
Bibliography 157(1)
Other Useful Works on Punctuation 158(1)
Index 159

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