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John Dawkins. Teaching Punctuation as a Rhetorical Tool.

Dawkins, John. "Teaching Punctuation as a Rhetorical Tool." CCC 46.4 (1995): 533-548.


Claiming that handbooks problematically teach punctuation as grammatically wrong or right, Dawkins outlines how writers can be taught to use a hierarchy of punctuation marks: ones that mark degrees of separation between independent clauses and thereby fashion and enhance meaning.

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Quirk, Randolph, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, and Jan Svartvic. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman, 1985.
Summey. George. American Punctuation. New York: Ronald, 1949.
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