Spell It Out

Spell It Out

The Curious, Enthralling and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling

Book - 2013
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Presents a history of English spelling through chapters that cover such topics as the introduction of the Roman alphabet, each letter's origins, and the development of long and short vowels.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. Ed.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781250003478
Branch Call Number: 421.52 CRY
Characteristics: vii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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May 02, 2018

This book is a must for teachers struggling with the 'write and spell' line in curriculum documents - and for parents who are trying to understand it. The teaching appendix is helpful to anyone. French is so much easier to read and spell, and Italian more so, as every letter in the word is pronounced. Now I am eager to read more of Dr. Crystal's books!

Apr 12, 2018

Everything is so clear and enthusiastically written. Many of the end of chapter insertions are really great: check out the one on page 222.

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