Punctuation marks have special importance in bringing out the meaning of a text. Nonetheless, they are not normally taken into consideration in text production in foreign languages and therefore constitute a strong source of interference. This article analyses the use of a series of punctuation marks (hyphen, quotation marks, etc.) in French, German and Romanian, highlighting the differences and trying to give explanations for the abuse of several signs in texts in the different languages written by non-nati…
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