The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions

Title

The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2022

Authors

Howell, Scott L. (Primary), Anderson, Brooke (Primary), Hingson, LaReina (Primary), McRae, Lanna (Primary), Vincent, Jesse (Primary), and Torruella, Brandon (Primary)

Pagination

265–286

Volume

53

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Bibliographic Citation

Howell, Scott L., Anderson, Brooke, Hingson, LaReina, McRae, Lanna, Vincent, Jesse, and Torruella, Brandon. "The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions", Vol. 53. 2022:265–286.

Abstract

The usage of the exclamation mark has changed over time but continues to serve as an important textual interpretation aid. Punctuation itself has not been a permanent fixture in English, rather it was slowly introduced to English documents with changing standard usages after the invention of the printing press. Here we highlight the use of the exclamation mark across major editions of the Book of Mormon and document the presence of the exclamation mark in a reference table.

For a summary of this article, check out Interpreting Interpreterhttps://interpreterfoundation.org/interpreting-interpreter-book-of-mormon-exclamations

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