[lg policy] Re: lgpolicy-list Digest, Vol 111, Issue 22 (The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period)

Johnson, David C david-c-johnson at uiowa.edu
Thu Aug 2 01:29:31 EDT 2018


No. I acknowledge, but cannot accept, the post-positivist research that supports double spaces after periods and commas. We must resist the tyrannical past. 

David Cassels Johnson 
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University of Iowa
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New article <http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SfcthQ3HD2d5HdNBB7Yn/full> in Journal of Education Policy

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    Subject: [lg policy] The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period
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    The Atlantic
    
    The Scientific Case for Two Spaces After a Period
    
    One thing that apparently still has the power to infuriate people, though, is how many spaces should be used after a period at the end of an English sentence.
    
    The war is alive again of late because a study that came out this month from Skidmore College. The study is, somehow, the first to look specifically at this question. It is titled: ?Are Two Spaces Better Than One? The Effect of Spacing Following Periods and Commas During Reading.?
    
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    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/two-spaces-after-a-period/559304/
    
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