Область употребления, сфера действия и иерархия контекстов пунктуационного знака

Translated title of the contribution: Punctuation mark: area of use, scope of action and hierarchy of contexts

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The paper deals with the theoretical problems of the interaction of punctuation marks and the contexts in which they are used. With regard to punctuation, the text has a potentially complex multi-stage hierarchical structure. It is important to distinguish between three areas of use (macrocontexts): 1) text; 2) phrase; 3) word. At the text level, there are paragraphemic means with high expressiveness - spatial, color, font - in combination with punctuation means. Punctuation marks are the main means of division at the phrasal level. A hyphen, an apostrophe, a slash are the means of division at the word level. They are graphic signs similar to punctuation marks. The usage of punctuation marks depends on their microcontexts (the scopes of action). It proves difficult to use and interpret the behavior of punctuation marks in case when the principles of the hierarchy of the contexts they serve are violated.

Translated title of the contributionPunctuation mark: area of use, scope of action and hierarchy of contexts
Original languageRussian
Article number21
Pages (from-to)287-300
Number of pages14
JournalSibirskii Filologicheskii Zhurnal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021


  • area of use of a punctuation mark
  • hierarchy of text structures
  • context of a punctuation mark
  • punctuation and paragraphemics



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