I'll take some issue with some of your linguistic pedantry. :)
Parentheses are a type of bracket, surely. What do they do but bracket things? You point out that backets come in the square, curly, and angle flavours. Why leave out round flavour?
What's wrong with using the term 'speech marks'? Speech is double quoted in almost all literature I've come across, and I certainly grew up referring to double quotes as such. To insist on calling them quotation marks seems odd, especially when you go on to talk about double and single 'quotes' ('quotes' almost certainly being an abbreviation of 'quotation marks'). I've always called single quotes single quotes, though.
While I appreciate your intent to educate, I do think you're incorrect or misleading on some of these points. But do correct me if you think I'm wrong.
I'd like to point out that I was doing some work while writing this reply, and smylers nipped in in front of me ;)
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