skip to content
Pause and effect : an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: M B Parkes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Over the centuries punctuation has become an essential component of written language. Its primary function is to resolve structural uncertainties in a text, and to signal nuances of semantic significance. The importance of the study of punctuation to a number of disciplines will be widely recognised as a result of the publication of this first definitive history." "The first part of Pause and Effect identifies the
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M B Parkes
ISBN: 0520079418 9780520079410 0859677427 9780859677424
OCLC Number: 24871039
Description: xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Principal Abbreviations and Conventions --
I. Pause: Symbols as Notation --
1. Antiquity: Aids for Inexperienced Readers and the Prehistory of Punctuation --
2. Changing Attitudes to the Written Word: Components in a 'Grammar of Legibility' --
3. Carolingian Renovatio: Augmenting Old Notation with New Symbols --
4. The Requirements of Public Worship --
5. The Development of the General Repertory of Punctuation --
6. The Technology of Printing and the Stabilization of the Symbols --
II. Effect: Symbols as Signs --
7. Influences on the Application of Punctuation --
Antiquity; the Analysis of Texts and the Application of Pauses --
Modes of Punctuation --
Exegesis and the Interpretation of the Message of a Text --
Public Worship and Aural Responses to the Written Word --
The Influence of Scholastic Modes of Thought and Expression --
The Punctuation of the Humanists --
The Impact of Printing: a Precarious Balance between Logical and Rhetorical Analysis --
The Mimetic Ambitions of the Novelist and the Exploitation of the Pragmatics of the Written Medium --
8. The Layout and Punctuation of Verse --
III. Plates and Commentaries --
IV. Glossary, Indexes and Lists --
Select Glossary of Technical Terms and Punctuation Symbols --
Index of Authors cited and Extracts quoted to Illustrate the Use of Punctuation or Layout --
Index of Manuscripts cited --
Select List of Printed Works cited.
Responsibility: M.B. Parkes.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'It is learned, instructive, and thought-provoking at every turn.' The Library 'This is a beautifully produced book which offers readers a rich store of information and analysis...the book as a whole Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24871039> # Pause and effect : an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "24871039" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Place/berkeley> ; # Berkeley
   rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/zeichensetzung> ; # Zeichensetzung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/geschichte_350_1800> ; # Geschichte--350-1800
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/rhetorique_histoire> ; # Rhétorique--Histoire
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/punctuation_history> ; # Punctuation--History
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1084083> ; # Punctuation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/interpunctie> ; # Interpunctie
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/411/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/ponctuation_histoire> ; # Ponctuation--Histoire
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1993" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/89776963> ; # Malcolm Beckwith Parkes
   schema:datePublished "1993" ;
   schema:description ""Pause and Effect is destined to be a standard work. It will stimulate interest and scholarly debates among writers, literary critics, philosophers, linguists, rhetoricians, palaeographers and all those who study the use of language."--BOOK JACKET."@en ;
   schema:description "Principal Abbreviations and Conventions -- I. Pause: Symbols as Notation -- 1. Antiquity: Aids for Inexperienced Readers and the Prehistory of Punctuation -- 2. Changing Attitudes to the Written Word: Components in a 'Grammar of Legibility' -- 3. Carolingian Renovatio: Augmenting Old Notation with New Symbols -- 4. The Requirements of Public Worship -- 5. The Development of the General Repertory of Punctuation -- 6. The Technology of Printing and the Stabilization of the Symbols -- II. Effect: Symbols as Signs -- 7. Influences on the Application of Punctuation -- Antiquity; the Analysis of Texts and the Application of Pauses -- Modes of Punctuation -- Exegesis and the Interpretation of the Message of a Text -- Public Worship and Aural Responses to the Written Word -- The Influence of Scholastic Modes of Thought and Expression -- The Punctuation of the Humanists -- The Impact of Printing: a Precarious Balance between Logical and Rhetorical Analysis -- The Mimetic Ambitions of the Novelist and the Exploitation of the Pragmatics of the Written Medium -- 8. The Layout and Punctuation of Verse -- III. Plates and Commentaries -- IV. Glossary, Indexes and Lists -- Select Glossary of Technical Terms and Punctuation Symbols -- Index of Authors cited and Extracts quoted to Illustrate the Use of Punctuation or Layout -- Index of Manuscripts cited -- Select List of Printed Works cited."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/784455364> ;
   schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Pause and effect : an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West"@en ;
   schema:productID "24871039" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24871039#PublicationEvent/berkeley_university_of_california_press_1993> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Agent/university_of_california_press> ; # University of California Press
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24871039#Review/-620825801> ;
   schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/hbz/toc/ht006710592.pdf> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520079410> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780859677424> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24871039> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Agent/university_of_california_press> # University of California Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of California Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/geschichte_350_1800> # Geschichte--350-1800
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Geschichte--350-1800"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/ponctuation_histoire> # Ponctuation--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ponctuation--Histoire"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/784455364#Topic/rhetorique_histoire> # Rhétorique--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Rhétorique--Histoire"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1084083> # Punctuation
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Punctuation"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/89776963> # Malcolm Beckwith Parkes
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Parkes" ;
   schema:givenName "Malcolm Beckwith" ;
   schema:givenName "M. B." ;
   schema:name "Malcolm Beckwith Parkes" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520079410>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0520079418" ;
   schema:isbn "9780520079410" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780859677424>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0859677427" ;
   schema:isbn "9780859677424" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/24871039#Review/-620825801>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24871039> ; # Pause and effect : an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West
   schema:reviewBody ""Over the centuries punctuation has become an essential component of written language. Its primary function is to resolve structural uncertainties in a text, and to signal nuances of semantic significance. The importance of the study of punctuation to a number of disciplines will be widely recognised as a result of the publication of this first definitive history." "The first part of Pause and Effect identifies the graphic symbols and deals with their history. It covers the antecedents of the repertory of symbols, as well as the ways in which the repertory was refined and augmented with new symbols to meet changing requirements. The second part offers a short general account of the principal influences which have contributed to the ways in which the symbols have been applied in texts, focusing on the evidence of the practice itself rather than on theorists. The treatment enables the reader to compare usages in different periods, and to isolate the principles which underlie the use of punctuation in all periods." "The examples and plates which are at the core of the book provide the reader with an opportunity to test the author's observations. The examples are taken from a wide range of literary texts from different periods and languages. Latin texts are accompanied by English translations intended to illustrate the use of punctuation in the originals in so far as this is possible."." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.