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The American Way Of Spelling

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Author: Richard L. Venezky
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572304697
Size: 14.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: Can ghoti really be pronounced fish? Why is "o" short in glove and love, but long in rove and cove? Why do English words carry such extra baggage as the silent "b" in doubt, the silent "k" in knee, and the silent "n" in autumn? And why do names like Phabulous Phoods and Hi-Ener-G stand out? Addressing these and many other questions about letters and the sounds they make, this engaging volume provides a comprehensive analysis of American English spelling and pronunciation. Venezky illuminates the fully functional system underlying what can at times be a bewildering array of exceptions, focusing on the basic units that serve to signal word form or pronunciation, where these units can occur within words, and how they relate to sound. Also examined are how our current spelling system has developed, efforts to reform it, and ways that spelling rules or patterns are violated in commercial usage. From one of the world's foremost orthographic authorities, the book affords new insight into the teaching of reading and the acquisition and processing of spelling sound relationships.


Revisiting The Medieval North Of England

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Author: Anita Auer
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1786833956
Size: 56.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: The medieval north of England has been underexplored to date, and this volume may be seen as an invitation for further exploration. It brings together scholars with shared interests in language, literature, culture, history and manuscript studies, viewed from different disciplinary perspectives such as English philology, historical linguistics and medieval literature. While many scholars have thus far been debating the dividing lines between north and south as well as between north, Midlands and south, the contributors to this volume are interested in texts produced in the north, the providence of which has been determined by way of affiliation to religious and civic writing centres including the important monastic houses in the north (such as Durham, York and the Yorkshire Cistercian houses). Most of the contributions grow out of recent and ongoing research projects that touch upon different aspects of the north of England in the medieval period. Concentrating on the north as a centre of manuscript production, dissemination and reception, this volume aims also at illustrating the fluidity of boundaries and communication, and the resulting links to different geographical regions.


Eyes Before Ease The Unsolved Mysteries And Secret Histories Of Spelling

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Author: Larry Beason
Publisher: Mcgraw-hill
ISBN:
Size: 57.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Is spelling still important in the age of spellcheckers? Ask Dan Quayle Part guide to better spelling, part paean to an endangered art, Eyes Before Ease is filled with fascinating trivia, historical asides, astute personal observations, and good-natured humor about why spelling is still important--even with the advent of spellcheckers. Professor Larry Beason argues that spelling is more than just the correct arrangement of letters--it sheds light on the human experience itself. It lets us communicate with other people, it indicates (right or wrong) our intelligence, and also brings us together as a community. Beason also explains why our particular spelling system is so difficult, how to become a better speller, and why you should never trust a cyborg for the correct spelling of a homophone.


The Living Age

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Size: 59.27 MB
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Languages : en
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The Book Of Spells And Misspells

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Author: Valerie Yule
Publisher: Stephen Digby
ISBN: 1857769376
Size: 14.55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : English language
Languages : en
Pages : 103
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Book Description: This is a treasury of trivia and fascinating facts about a subject that has plagued writers ever since writing was born - how to spell words


Geology And Allied Sciences

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Author: Walther Huebner
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 73.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : English language
Languages : en
Pages : 405
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