A History of English Spelling (Paperback)D. G. Scragg (author)
Paperback 125 Pages / Published: 31/08/2011
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This book provides an outline history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxon' adoption of the Roman alphabet to the present day. It shows the respective influences on modern usage of native French and Latin orthographies and attempts a definition of the manner in which spelling stabilised. A final chapter traces changing notions of correctness in spelling during the last four centuries, and also gives a summary of the principle movements for its reform in favour of a more consistent and phonetic system of notion. Students in higher education specialising in English or linguistics and also those studying other languages at an advanced level should find this a useful book. The general reader with an interest in the history of his language or the question of spelling will find it most readable
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 125
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 8 mm
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