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OP 02. What Good is Punctuation?

By Wallace Chafe

Summary: Based on Chafe's study of punctuation and the prosody of written language, this paper discusses ways that punctuation reflects both a reader's and writer's "internal voice." The paper offers insights for teachers and learners about the assumptions that lie behind the use of punctuation in writing. November, 1987; 6 pages.

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