1. The metagrafic system as a means of written language
1.1. Punctuation as a branch of linguistics studying
1.1.2. Epigraphy and paleography
1.1.3. History of the study of writing
1.2. Punctuation as a means of text division and organization
1.2.1. The domain of punctuation
1.2.2. Indicators and characters
1.2.3. The status of punctuation rules
1.3. Historical Survey of the Punctuation System in different Languages
1.3.1. Differences in British English and American English
1.3.2. European languages
1.3.3. East Asian languages
1.3.4. Corean and Mongolian languages
1.3.5. Other scripts (The Sanskrit, Arabic, Ethiopian languages)
2. Evolution of the English Metagraphic System
2.1. Punctuation and Capitalization in Old English Manuscripts
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2.3. Regularities and Functioning of Metagraphemes in Modern English
2.4. The Other Punctuation Marks
2.5. Priority Among Punctuation Marks
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1. Defining of the corpus of the punctuation marks in Modern English;
2. Determining the terms metagrapheme and metagraphimic system;
3. Analyses of the original historical texts for tracing the evolution of the English metagraphemic system;
4. Estimation of the specificity and the would-be tendency in the metagraphemic functioning in Modern English.
The research is carried out with the help of a complex method of study including diachronic and synchronic analyses, correlation of linguistic and social facts, observation and generalization of the language facts, syntactic analyses and elements of linguistic statistics.
The material for the study are scientific works on the problem in question by Russian and foreign linguists and some original texts of Old English, Middle English, New E
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The preliminary results of the study might be handy for the English language teaching process in the course of the English language history, academic writing, stylistics. Скрыть
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