Workshop “Punctuation: Beginners Know Rules, but Veterans Know Exceptions”
This seminar is intended for those who are eager to improve their skills in the use of English punctuation. We are going to review the conventions that are well known or less so, but necessary to master. There will be sets of tests for each rule to check everyone’s intuition and skills in the use of punctuation marks. After discussing each rule, we will look at exceptions - sentences in which proficient learners have to violate the rule, rather than abide by it. In line with the title and with one more quote: “Nature provides exceptions to every rule, ” I hope to demonstrate that exceptions serve the purpose of showing language intricacies even better than the rules per se .
Speaker: Olga Vinogradova, an Associate Professor at the School of Linguistics, HSE, Moscow, Researcher at the Learner Corpus Laboratory, Department of Humanities.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: November 25, 17:30 - 20:00