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Making a Point

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Dimensions: L: 14.50cm x W: 3.20cm x H: 21.50cm

Product Code: 9781250060419

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The triumphant concluding volume in David Crystal's classic trilogy on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a complete guide on how to use it. Behind every punctuation mark lies 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 organizations 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. In David Crystal's Making a Point, he gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia and offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.
Book Title Making a Point
ISBN 9781250060419
By Author(s) David Crystal
Publisher St.Martin's Press
Pages 378
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.50cm x 3.20cm x 21.50cm
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