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Righting the mother tongue : from Olde English to email, the tangled story of English spelling

Author: David Wolman, (Journalist)
Publisher: New York : Harper Smithsonian Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Wolman offers an engaging narrative that spells out the history of the English language and the people who have tried to make spelling make sense.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Wolman, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9780061369261 0061369268
OCLC Number: 422763815
Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: War of the words --
Crossed --
Regime change --
Page setup --
Valiant exterminators of dialectical vermin --
Outlaw orthography --
A first class man --
Spellraisers --
Of yachts and yetterswippers --
Fixers --
The rubarb on the Internet --
The Portland spelling bee.
Responsibility: David Wolman.

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Wolman offers an engaging narrative that spells out the history of the English language and the people who have tried to make spelling make sense.

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