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Author Horobin, Simon.
Title Does spelling matter? / Simon Horobin.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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 Floor4  PE1141 .H67 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-259) and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Writing systems -- 3. Beginnings -- 4. Invasion and revision -- 5. Renaissance and reform -- 6. Fixing spelling -- 7. American spelling -- 8. Spelling today and tomorrow.
Summary This title narrates the history of English spelling from the Anglo-Saxons to the present-day. It also examines the changing attitudes to spelling, including numerous proposals for spelling reform, ranging from the introduction of new alphabets to more modest attempts to rid English of its silent letters, and the differing agendas they reveal.
Subject English language -- Orthography and spelling -- History.
English language -- Etymology.
Spelling reform.
ISBN 0199665281 (hbk.)
9780199665280 (hbk.)
OCLC number 818450128