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case for spelling reform

Mont Follick

case for spelling reform

by Mont Follick

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Published by I. Pitman in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Spelling reform.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] M. Follick. With a foreword by Sir William Mansfield Cooper.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1150 .F6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 331 p.
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5978226M
    LC Control Number66005556
    OCLC/WorldCa6470591

      The main argument for reform is self-evidently valid: that the removal of irregularities in our present writing system would make for greater and easier literacy "A wide range of spelling reform schemes have competed, with little tangible success, for public approval. The reason why spelling reform is important is to ensure that fewer children fail to become fluent adult readers. That will not happen if spelling reform is used as an excuse for reducing the time devoted to teaching children to read.

    Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.   To make the case for reform, Ellis presented a number of absurd respellings, like turning scissors into schiesourrhce by combining parts of SCHism, sIEve, aS, honOUr, myRRH and sacrifiCE.

    Masha Bell, the vice chair of the English Spelling Society and author of the book Understanding English Spelling, analyzed the 7, most common English words and found that 60 percent of them had. A lifetime proponent of spelling reform, Ed was gracious enough to state a compelling case with a well worn flip chart. Ed would live on another two years before finally giving way to the Twenty-First Century at the ripe young age of


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Spelling for the 21st Century: The Case for Spelling Reform Paperback – J by Sanford S. Silverman (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating4/5(1). Case for spelling reform. London, I. Case for spelling reform book [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mont Follick.

English is a mix of at least 4 distinct spelling systems. It would be much easier to learn and use if it there was only one spelling system and one and only one symbol for every sound.

The most recent book with the title The Case for Spelling Reform was written by member of 4/5(2). The Urgency of Spelling Reform, by Clarence Hotson, Ph.D. Recently an education authority declared that by there will be only one poorly paid job available for every five boys who have failed to graduate from high school.

In his book Spelling Reform: A New Approach, the Australian linguist Harry Lindgren proposed a step-by-step reform. The first, Spelling Reform step 1 (SR1), called for the short /ɛ/ sound (as in bet) to always be spelled with (for example friend→frend, head→hed).

This. Thornton’s contribution to spelling reform was made in his book Cadmus; or, a Treatise on the Elements of Written Language with an essay on the mode of teaching the surd or deaf, and conse- quently dumb, to speak,published in Philadelphia inhaving won a gold medal from the VERBATIM VOL.

XXVII, NO. 4 Page 3. A spelling reform is a deliberate, often authoritatively sanctioned or mandated change to spelling rules. Proposals for such reform are fairly common, and over the years, many languages have undergone such reforms. Recent high-profile examples are the German orthography reform of and the on-off Portuguese spelling reform ofwhich is still being ratified by the different countries.

Within a century, several dedicated spelling-reform groups had sprung up on either side of the Atlantic, among them the Spelling Reform Association (), Simplified Spelling Board () and Simplified Spelling Society (), now the English Spelling Society. Stefano B:Does anyone think that with the status English currently has as an international language, that it should undergo a spelling reform in order to make the spelling more phonetically consistent, and thus easier for foreigners (and native English-speaking children, for that matter) to learn?1: In the case of the US specifically, we can't even pull off converting to the metric system.

There in he made the first printed book in English, the Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye. Caxton returned to England in and set up a press in Westminster. The first book known to have been printed there was Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Caxton's spelling was based on the Chancery Standard, to which he added his own variants.

"English spelling is almost divorced from its pronunciation and forms hardly any guide as to how words should be pronounced." (Mont Follick, The Case for Spelling Reform,page 87). English.

Your child will appreciate this useful printable worksheet that outlines common spelling rules. Explore our free Scholastic printables and worksheets for all ages.

Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month of over 2, results for Books: Reference: Words, Language & Grammar: Spelling. Noah Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language was the first great dictionary published in North America, and was enormously influential.

Motivated both by nationalist fervor and a desire to reform spelling, Webster proposed numerous spelling changes in his work. Book Reviews.

Spelling Rules. Here are the first spelling rules that students should know. Every word has at least one vowel. Every syllable has one vowel. C can say /k/ or /s/. C says /s/ before an e, i, or y (cent, city, cycle).

It says /k/ before everything else (cat, clip). History. Inthere were several examples of absurd spellings given in a book by Alexander J.

Ellis, A Plea for Phonotypy and Phonography, which advocated spelling r, ghoti was not among the examples, which were all relatively lengthy and thus harder to remember. The first confirmed use of ghoti is in a letter dated 11 December from Charles Ollier to Leigh Hunt.

Accounts of earlier proposals of reform in English spelling are to be found in Sayce’s Introduction to the Science of Language, vol. i, p. et seq., and White’s Everyday English, p.

et seq. The best general treatment of the subject is in Lounsbury’s English Spelling and Spelling Reform. make a mistake. It would, in that case, be as difficult to spell wrong as it is now to spell right.

A correct orthography would render the pronunciation of the language, as uniform as the spelling in books.

A general uniformity thro the United States, would be the event. "For most of the history of the language, English speakers took a lackadaisical approach to spelling; the notion that a word should always be spelled the same way is a much more recent invention than the language standardization of English spelling began in the 16th century, and although it is unclear at exactly what point our spelling became set, what is certain is that ever since.

He wrote more than 30 books throughout his life and was a voracious reader as well, reportedly averaging a book a day. But the reaction to his spelling. A Case For And Against Proper Spelling In a piece in Wired Magazine, writer Anne Trubek argues that our fixation on correct spelling is thinks we should abandon spelling rules and.Coupons & Deals Book Annex Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off: Books for All Ages Bestsellers 30% Off Hardcover New Releases from 20% Off Customer Favorites New Releases Coming Soon Boxed Sets Signed Books Books by Author Book Awards Celebrity Book Clubs & More Read Before You Stream Best Books of the Year B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives.

Spelling Reform Movement Takes On ABCs In the modern age of mega-stage spelling bees, there are still factions of what amount to advocates for spelling reform — .