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Making a point: the persnickety story of English punctuation
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
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xiii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Carmichael
421.1 C957 2015
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421.1 C957 2015
Colonial Heights
421.1 C957 2015
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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"--

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First U.S. edition.
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9781250060419, 1250060419

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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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Crystal, D. (2015). Making a point: the persnickety story of English punctuation. First U.S. edition. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Crystal, David, 1941-. 2015. Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Crystal, David, 1941-, Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Crystal, David. Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation. First U.S. edition. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2015. Print.

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