From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 06 2005 - 22:54:35 CDT
John Hudson <tiro at tiro dot com> wrote:
>> OTOH, it could be said that, following _ad absurdum_ John's argument
>> about "grammaticality", all punctuation is "expressive typography" --
>> as well as case-titling, hyphenation and all things noy conveyed in
>> spoken language.
> I disagree. The comma, for instance, is not 'expressive typography':
> it separates clauses and so relates directly to the nuts and bolts of
> a basic linguistic activity, sentence construction.
The choice of whether to rush unabated from one clause to the next, or
introduce a brief pause between them, can often be a matter of
expressiveness. This is not black and white.
-- Doug Ewell Fullerton, California http://users.adelphia.net/~dewell/
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