DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada
Print version ISSN 0102-4450
ROCHA, Iúta Lerche Vieira. Punctuation Variations and Punctuation Patterns. DELTA [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.1, pp. 01-12. ISSN 0102-4450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-44501998000100001.
In this descriptive paper I analyse some causes for fluctuation in the form of punctuating, as well as discuss punctuation styles and trends with relation to: historical aspects, concept of mastering reading skills, preference for speech rhythm or writing syntactical organization and type of text. The considerations that have been made here are useful for the teaching of written language, specifically for text compositions.
Keywords : Punctuation; Writing; Punctuation Styles; Punctuation Sign.