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English spelling

Author: Edward Carney
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Series: Language workbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

English Spelling explores the rules and conventions on which present-day English spelling is based.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Carney
ISBN: 0415161096 9780415161091
OCLC Number: 35770996
Description: 99 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Speaking and Writing --
2. Finding Phonemes --
3. Long and Short Vowel Pairs --
4. Marking Vowel Length --
5. Complications in Length Marking --
6. Some Consonant Spellings --
7. Some Vowel Spellings --
8. Look-Alikes and Sound-Alikes --
9. Sound-Alike Affixes --
10. The Spelling of Names --
11. Rules and Mistakes --
12. More than Letters --
13. American and British Spelling --
14. Spelling Reform.
Series Title: Language workbooks.
Responsibility: Edward Carney.
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`This is a desperately needed book, explaining clearly the relationship between English pronunciation and spelling and showing the underlying irregularities which are the cause of spelling mistakes. Read more...

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