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Learning about punctuation

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For several hundred years critics have been complaining about standards of punctuation. Despite this concern, how people learn to understand punctuation is one of the most neglected topics in the field of literacy. Although there are numerous handbooks detailing the rules of the punctuation system, there have been very few studies about how punctuation is understood by learners. This timely book is the first ever to address the issues associated with how people, and especially children, make sense of punctuation. The first chapter offers a detailed overview of some of the major issues. In Chapters 2, 3 and 4 the authors offer accounts of how children develop understanding of punctuation. Chapter 5 deals with teachers' experiences of, attitudes towards, and beliefs about the teaching and learning of punctuation. Chapter 6 contains a detailed analysis of one lesson in which punctuation was the main feature and explores its consequences for the children's use of punctuation in their writing. In Chapter 7 the author examines how a deaf child learned to punctuate and raises important issues about the relationship between oral language and punctuation. Chapter 8 contains a rare account of how young children use punctuation when reading. Finally, Chapter 9 offers an account of the problems of adult basic writers; difficulties which have a strong relationship with those faced with young writers. Together the chapters represent the first ever attempt to offer a comprehensive account of the issues involved in learning and teaching punctuation.

Label inside front cover. Clean unmarked pages. Unbroken spine. Slight bump in back cover top edge.

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Author(s):
Hall, Nigel and Robinson, Anne (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1853593222
ISBN-13:
9781853593222
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Title:
Learning about punctuation

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For several hundred years critics have been complaining about standards of punctuation. Despite this concern, how people learn to understand punctuation is one of the most neglected topics in the field of literacy. Although there are numerous handbooks detailing the rules of the punctuation system, there have been very few studies about how punctuation is understood by learners. This timely book is the first ever to address the issues associated with how people, and especially children, make sense of punctuation. The first chapter offers a detailed overview of some of the major issues. In Chapters 2, 3 and 4 the authors offer accounts of how children develop understanding of punctuation. Chapter 5 deals with teachers' experiences of, attitudes towards, and beliefs about the teaching and learning of punctuation. Chapter 6 contains a detailed analysis of one lesson in which punctuation was the main feature and explores its consequences for the children's use of punctuation in their writing. In Chapter 7 the author examines how a deaf child learned to punctuate and raises important issues about the relationship between oral language and punctuation. Chapter 8 contains a rare account of how young children use punctuation when reading. Finally, Chapter 9 offers an account of the problems of adult basic writers; difficulties which have a strong relationship with those faced with young writers. Together the chapters represent the first ever attempt to offer a comprehensive account of the issues involved in learning and teaching punctuation.

Label inside front cover. Clean unmarked pages. Unbroken spine. Slight bump in back cover top edge.

Author(s):
Hall, Nigel and Robinson, Anne (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1853593222
ISBN-13:
9781853593222
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Title:
Learning about punctuation

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