Authors/Contributors

Gwen G. Robinson

Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1990

Embargo Period

4-1-2011

Keywords

punctuation, English language, grammar, Renaissance, euphuism, Jacobean England, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, orthography

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Philosophy of Language

Description/Abstract

This, the fourth in a series of essays on the history of punctuation, deals with Renaissance and Jacobean England, a period of intense experiment both in language and in the bookmaking arts. Printing, now fully in action, governed the public perception of what looked best on the page and how text should be pointed and spelled. Special attention is given to authors such as William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.

Additional Information

Part Four of a series. Part One can be found in The Courier 23.2 (1988); Part Two can be found in The Courier 24.1 (1989); Part Three can be found in The Courier 24.2 (1989).

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