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Pause and effect : an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West

Author: Malcolm Beckwith Parkes
Publisher: Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of punctuation in the West which identifies some of the broader circumstances which the author believes have influenced development. The first part identifies the graphic symbols, and deals  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Beckwith Parkes
ISBN: 0859677427 9780859677424
OCLC Number: 185502264
Description: 327 s. : illustrations
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I Pause: Symbols as Notation: Antiquity: aids for inexperienced readers and the prehistory of punctuation; Changing attitudes to the written word: components in a 'grammar of legibility'; Carolingian renovatio: augmenting old notation with new symbols; The requirements of public worship; The development of the general repertory of punctuation; The technology of printing and the stabilization of the symbols. Part II Effect: Symbols as Signs: Influences on the application of punctuation; The layout and punctuation of verse; Notes; Appendices: Part III Plates and Commentaries. Part IV Glossary, Indexes and Lists.
Responsibility: M.B. Parkes.

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