Grammatical Aspects. Punctuation

Grammatical Aspects. Punctuation

The proper application of punctuation marks in their basic uses when language users write texts requires acquiring a set of micro-skills related to syntax, pauses and intonation, which can best be achieved with specific lessons.

The workshop provides the theoretical framework for acquiring these micro-skills and some practice examples, to point students in the right direction.

AIMED TOWARDS

People with a good command of spoken Catalan and a certain level of written Catalan: Intermediate level 2 or higher.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE

Students learn and understand the semantic and syntactic value of punctuation marks in their uses, and learn how to apply them correctly as factors of textual coherence and consistency.

CONTENT

  • The comma
  • The full stop
  • The colon
  • Quotation marks
  • The ellipsis
  • The question mark
  • The exclamation mark
  • The semicolon
  • Brackets and hyphens
  • Hyphens in dialogues

LENGTH

6 hours