Consistent punctuation oddities

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Apr 29 17:40:08 UTC 2008

while we're on the subject: i used to get an odd treatment of
parentheses in some papers from foreign students (it's been long
enough that i don't recall what countries they were from) -- lack of
spaces outside the parents, and spaces inside, and sometimes both.  a
maximal example (invented):

   this idea( that there are empty categories )was first suggested
by ...

does this resonate with anyone?


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