A History of English Spelling, Paperback / softback Book

A History of English Spelling Paperback / softback


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 / softback
  • Pages: 125 pages, 2 Maps
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Palaeography (history of writing)
  • ISBN: 9780719006395



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