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The Resource Spell it out : the curious, enthralling and extraordinary story of English spelling, David Crystal

Spell it out : the curious, enthralling and extraordinary story of English spelling, David Crystal

Label
Spell it out : the curious, enthralling and extraordinary story of English spelling
Title
Spell it out
Title remainder
the curious, enthralling and extraordinary story of English spelling
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Dewey number
421/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1141
LC item number
.C79 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Label
Spell it out : the curious, enthralling and extraordinary story of English spelling, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published by Profile Books, London, 2012
  • Publication date varies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • 169
  • 24
  • Spelling 'rules'
  • 175
  • Mrs Malaprop on reading and spelling
  • 186
  • 25
  • Role of personalities
  • 188
  • 26
  • Size of the problem
  • Another personality
  • 196
  • 27
  • Printers and publishers
  • 201
  • Spelling wars
  • 209
  • 28
  • Changing practices
  • 210
  • 15
  • Roger McGough on spelling
  • 215
  • 29
  • Internet
  • 216
  • Lower case only
  • 222
  • 30
  • Showing identity
  • 223
  • 4
  • 31
  • Unpredictability
  • 230
  • Ogden Nash on names
  • 235
  • 32
  • Exotic vowels
  • 236
  • Disenvowelling
  • 241
  • Building the alphabet
  • 33
  • Exotic consonants
  • 242
  • Spread of education
  • 248
  • 34
  • Spelling noises
  • 249
  • Unspellable noises
  • 253
  • 20
  • 35
  • Abbreviating
  • 254
  • 36
  • Learning the system
  • 261
  • George Crabbe on learning
  • 269
  • 37
  • Future of English spelling
  • Letter origins
  • 270
  • 26
  • 5
  • Basic weaknesses
  • 1
  • 32
  • Hope for us all
  • 40
  • 6
  • Keeping things long
  • 41
  • More than letters
  • 52
  • 7
  • Keeping things short
  • Nature of the problem
  • 53
  • Spelling as tragedy
  • 59
  • 8
  • First exceptions
  • 60
  • 9
  • Seeing the link
  • 67
  • Forensic spelling
  • 6
  • 72
  • 10
  • Know your Latin and French
  • 73
  • Spelling as reputation
  • 77
  • 11
  • New letters for old
  • 78
  • 12
  • Pooh and his friends on spelling
  • Old letters in new words
  • 86
  • Tarzan learns to read
  • 90
  • 13
  • Old sounds in new positions
  • 92
  • Spelling as stratagem
  • 95
  • 14
  • 11
  • New sounds in old places
  • 96
  • 15
  • More exceptions
  • 104
  • Avoiding the vulgar
  • 112
  • 16
  • Showing the difference
  • 113
  • 2
  • Charles Dickens and his characters reflect upon spelling
  • 120
  • 17
  • Noting the similarity
  • 121
  • Silent letters
  • 128
  • 18
  • New sounds in old letters
  • 129
  • Beginning
  • 19
  • A printer's practice
  • 136
  • Mark Twain on spelling
  • 144
  • 20
  • Urge to reform
  • 145
  • George Bernard Shaw on spelling
  • 152
  • 12
  • 21
  • Remembering Latin
  • 153
  • 22
  • More etymologies
  • 162
  • A word I always mispell
  • 168
  • 23
  • Famous spellings
Control code
ocn811597563
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781250003478
Lccn
2013010521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
421.52 C889 ; XX-N ; LAP ; C1308BT1 (ES) ; LAP ; A14BP115.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 811597563
  • (Sirsi) 811597563
  • (OCoLC)811597563
Label
Spell it out : the curious, enthralling and extraordinary story of English spelling, David Crystal
Publication
Note
  • Previously published by Profile Books, London, 2012
  • Publication date varies
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3
  • 169
  • 24
  • Spelling 'rules'
  • 175
  • Mrs Malaprop on reading and spelling
  • 186
  • 25
  • Role of personalities
  • 188
  • 26
  • Size of the problem
  • Another personality
  • 196
  • 27
  • Printers and publishers
  • 201
  • Spelling wars
  • 209
  • 28
  • Changing practices
  • 210
  • 15
  • Roger McGough on spelling
  • 215
  • 29
  • Internet
  • 216
  • Lower case only
  • 222
  • 30
  • Showing identity
  • 223
  • 4
  • 31
  • Unpredictability
  • 230
  • Ogden Nash on names
  • 235
  • 32
  • Exotic vowels
  • 236
  • Disenvowelling
  • 241
  • Building the alphabet
  • 33
  • Exotic consonants
  • 242
  • Spread of education
  • 248
  • 34
  • Spelling noises
  • 249
  • Unspellable noises
  • 253
  • 20
  • 35
  • Abbreviating
  • 254
  • 36
  • Learning the system
  • 261
  • George Crabbe on learning
  • 269
  • 37
  • Future of English spelling
  • Letter origins
  • 270
  • 26
  • 5
  • Basic weaknesses
  • 1
  • 32
  • Hope for us all
  • 40
  • 6
  • Keeping things long
  • 41
  • More than letters
  • 52
  • 7
  • Keeping things short
  • Nature of the problem
  • 53
  • Spelling as tragedy
  • 59
  • 8
  • First exceptions
  • 60
  • 9
  • Seeing the link
  • 67
  • Forensic spelling
  • 6
  • 72
  • 10
  • Know your Latin and French
  • 73
  • Spelling as reputation
  • 77
  • 11
  • New letters for old
  • 78
  • 12
  • Pooh and his friends on spelling
  • Old letters in new words
  • 86
  • Tarzan learns to read
  • 90
  • 13
  • Old sounds in new positions
  • 92
  • Spelling as stratagem
  • 95
  • 14
  • 11
  • New sounds in old places
  • 96
  • 15
  • More exceptions
  • 104
  • Avoiding the vulgar
  • 112
  • 16
  • Showing the difference
  • 113
  • 2
  • Charles Dickens and his characters reflect upon spelling
  • 120
  • 17
  • Noting the similarity
  • 121
  • Silent letters
  • 128
  • 18
  • New sounds in old letters
  • 129
  • Beginning
  • 19
  • A printer's practice
  • 136
  • Mark Twain on spelling
  • 144
  • 20
  • Urge to reform
  • 145
  • George Bernard Shaw on spelling
  • 152
  • 12
  • 21
  • Remembering Latin
  • 153
  • 22
  • More etymologies
  • 162
  • A word I always mispell
  • 168
  • 23
  • Famous spellings
Control code
ocn811597563
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
vii, 328 pages
Isbn
9781250003478
Lccn
2013010521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
421.52 C889 ; XX-N ; LAP ; C1308BT1 (ES) ; LAP ; A14BP115.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 811597563
  • (Sirsi) 811597563
  • (OCoLC)811597563

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