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The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions
|The Diachronic Usage of Exclamation Marks across the Major Book of Mormon Editions
|Year of Publication
|Howell, Scott L., Brooke Anderson, LaReina Hingson, Lanna McRae, Jesse Vincent, and Torruella. Brandon
|Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
|Punctuation; Textual Analysis
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.
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