ERIC Number: EJ419308
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Prosodic and Syntactic Functions of Punctuation: A Contribution to the Study of Orality and Literacy.
Scholes, Robert J.; Willis, Brenda J.
Interchange, v21 n3 p13-20 1990
Punctuation in its elocutionary function serves as a set of instructions for reading aloud. In its syntactic function, it serves to convey meaning. Results of a study indicated that many people retain the belief in the elocutionary purpose of punctuation and are insensitive to its syntactic function. (JD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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