About this book
Provides an up-to-date narrative of the history of English spelling, from the origins of the roman alphabet to spelling in the electronic age. It examines the changing attitudes to spelling, and engages with current debates concerning the use of spelling in email, text-messaging, Twitter etc.
This book 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.
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