English Spelling

1st Edition

Edward Carney

Routledge
Published July 3, 1997
Textbook - 108 Pages
ISBN 9780415161091 - CAT# RU16207
Series: Language Workbooks

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Summary

English Spelling explores the rules and conventions on which present-day English spelling is based.
This Language Workbook:
* Examines how speech-sounds map onto each other
* Explores the extent to which words sound identical or look identical
* Analyzes various kinds of spelling mistakes
* Looks at the main differences between American and British spelling
* Shows how and why the names of people and places may vary from expected spelling conventions
* Deals with the punctuation of words by apostrophes, hyphens and capitalisation
* Considers several possible approaches to spelling reform

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