Sense of Structure Writing from the Reader's Perspective

ISBN-10: 0205296327
ISBN-13: 9780205296323
Edition: 2004
Authors: George D. Gopen
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Complexity of the English Sentence
Tools, Not Rules
The Anatomy of a Sentence's Meaning, from the Reader's Perspective
A Structural Anatomy of the English Sentence
The Fallacy of Good and Bad Sentences
Reader Expectations at the Sentence Level
Weights and Balances; Motions and Connections
Artificial EMPHASIS, and When to Use It
Fred and His Dog: Competition for Emphasis
Moments of Truth: The Shape of the Sentence, Revisited
The Backwards Link of the Topic Position
The Various Functions of the Stress Position
The Flow of Thought from Sentence to Sentence
ldquo;Whose Paragraph Is It, Anyway?rdquo;: The Shapes of the English Paragraph
Procrustean Problems in Teaching the Paragraph
The Issue
Point
Pointless Paragraphs
Connections Between Paragraphs
Summarizing Paragraph Structures
A Note on Whole Documents
ldquo;Write the Way You Speakrdquo; and Other Bad Pieces of Advice
Bad Advice; and Why Not to Take It
The Toll Booth Syndrome
Mark My Words: A Reader's Perspective on the World of Punctuation
From Fetters to Facilitators: Punctuation as Power
The Semi-colon: A Hope for an Afterlife
A Brief Glimpse at the History of Punctuation
The Colon: Play It Again, Sam
Dashes -- (Parentheses), Commas, and [Brackets]: Pardon the Interruption
The Hyphen: In the Midst of Things
The Question Mark: Is Anything Uncertain Here?
The Exclamation Point and Other Forms of Artificial Emphasis: Look at Me! The Use of Punctuation with Quotation Marks: Consistency, Logic, and Illogical Consistency
The Apostrophe: Whose Who's Are What's What
The Ellipsis: Now You Don't
The Period: A Comfort Zone
The Comma: It Gives One Pause

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