Punctuation Revisited: A Strategic Guide for Academics, Wordsmiths, and Obsessive Perfectionists, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Punctuation Revisited

A Strategic Guide for Academics, Wordsmiths, and Obsessive Perfectionists, 1st Edition

By Richard Kallan

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118 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Description

Punctuation Revisited is an advanced, comprehensive guide to the importance of punctuation in conveying meaning and augmenting the power of a message.

Richard Kallan provides guidance on how to accurately structure words in a manner that enhances their readability and rhetorical appeal. It discusses in fine detail not just when and how to employ specific punctuation marks, but the rationale behind them. The text also notes when the major academic style manuals differ in their punctuation advice. These unique features are designed to benefit beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of standard punctuation practice.

This book is a wonderful resource for students of composition and writing, an essential read for writing center tutors and faculty, as well as the perfect addition to anyone’s professional library.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I: PERIODS, QUESTION MARKS, AND EXCLAMATION POINTS

CHAPTER 2: COMMAS

CHAPTER 3: SEMICOLONS

CHAPTER 4: COLONS AND DASHES

CHAPTER 5: APOSTROPHES

CHAPTER 6: DOUBLE AND SINGLE QUOTATION MARKS

CHAPTER 7: ELLIPSES AND SLASHES

CHAPTER 8: PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS

About the Author

Richard Kallan chairs the Communication Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has taught writing at several colleges, including the University of Southern California (USC Marshall School of Business) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (Writing Program).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN004000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies