Spelling reform, its purpose and progress, with illustrations of phonetic spelling.
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A spelling reform is a deliberate, often authoritatively sanctioned or mandated change to spelling rules. Proposals for such reform are fairly common, and over the years, many languages have undergone such reforms. Recent high-profile examples are the German orthography reform of and the on-off Portuguese spelling reform of , which is still being ratified by the different countries.   Over the next twenty years spelling reform made steady progress, by no means all of it attributable to Dewey. One of the first to do more than simply talk about reform was Joseph Medill, owner of the Chicago Tribune, who in ordered his editors to adopt a few simplified spellings--including thru, tho, and thoro--as the house style. ENGLISH SPELLING AND SPELLING REFORM BY THOMAS R. LOUNSBURY, LL.D., L.H.D. Emeritus Professor of English in Yale University NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER 6- BROTHERS PUBLISHERS MCM I X BOOKS BY THOMAS R. LOUNSBURY ENGLISH SPELLING AND SPELLING REFORM Post 8vo. net $ THE STANDARD OF USAGE IN ENGLISH Post 8vo. net The current movement toward a general reform of English-American spelling is of American origin, and its chief supporters are Americans today. Its actual father was Webster, for it was the long controversy over his simplified spellings that brought the dons of the American Philological Association to a serious investigation of the subject.

  And while a Glaswegian, say, probably sees nothing wrong with using the same double-o in “book” and “loot,” she would have to adjust to these words having different spellings in a phonemically exhaustive system. As I became more of a book-reader, grand spelling reform started to rankle the bibliophile in me.   The Traditional Spelling program incorporates reading, writing, and dictation of spelling words. Each lesson has a four-page spread of written activities in the student book, vocabulary definitions, and teacher-directed classroom activities and educational games. Students will enjoy the consistent format of lessons. Spelling Reform Anthology edited by Newell W. Tune [Spelling Progress Bulletin Summer p12 in the printed version] 1. English Has More Rime Than Reason, by James L. Julian, Ph. D.* whereas our spelling is so far from either phonetic or consistent as to be something between a joke and a crime. We have some symbols to express the. An illustration of an open book. Books At the phonetic stage, students might be intro- duced, in the context of writing, to word families, spelling patterns, phonics, and word structures (Gentry ). Gentry holds that purposeful writing experiences are the key to cognitive growth in spelling. Teachers can encourage purpose- ful vyritirtg.

The purpose of this series of spelling workbooks is to provide stimulus for spelling lessons. With the provision of pictures and the opportunity for drawing, visual and kinaesthetic learners are catered for. Books C and D contain mathematical vocabulary which children need in everyday mathematics. Common words used in history and geography are. HISTORY OF SPELLING REFORM This is a history about spelling reform efforts in the U.S. and Britain since the mids. Some of this information comes from the research of Kenneth Ives, who has published it in a book called "Written Dialects"; some passages, .   This book is a pleasure to read for its design alone. And John Fulford is to be congratulated on bringing order to a topic that is inherently disorderly. The spelling of English has been confused by contact with other languages, the apathy of speakers of English during the last years, the caprices of the reformers and the desire to Reviews: A pronunciation respelling for English is a notation used to convey the pronunciation of words in the English language, which does not have a phonemic orthography (i.e. the spelling does not reliably indicate pronunciation).. There are two basic types of pronunciation respelling: "Phonemic" systems, as commonly found in American dictionaries, consistently use one symbol per English phoneme.