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Pause and effect : an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West /
M.B. Parkes.
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Scolar Press, c1992.
description
xvi, 327 p. : facsims.
ISBN
0859677427 0520079418, 9780859677424
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imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Scolar Press, c1992.
isbn
0859677427 0520079418
9780859677424
catalogue key
3090223
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Long Description
Pause and Effect offers an introduction to the history of punctuation in the West, identifying some of the broader circumstances which have influenced its development; for example, the practices of the early scribes, changing attitudes to the written word and the impact of printing. The core of the book comprises examples and plates taken from a wide range of manuscripts from different periods and languages; by focusing on evidence of the practice itself the reader is able to compare usages of different periods and to test the author's observations.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
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
Effect
Symbols as Signs
Influences on the application of punctuation
The layout and punctuation of verse
Notes
Appendices
Plates and Commentaries
Glossary, Indexes and Lists
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