A History of English Spelling Paperback
by D. G. Scragg
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 -- .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 125 pages, 2 Maps
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Publication Date: 31/08/2011
- Category: Palaeography (history of writing)
- ISBN: 9780719006395