Arguments for English Spelling Reform

This schema is a collection of arguments about how proper grammar, with its illogical and inconsistently applied rules, is used by academics and intellectuals to create a privileged class of people who's ideas deserve considering because they have successfully learned the irrational system.


Folksonomies: phonetics grammar

Memes

01 APR 2015

 Evolution of French Prescriptivism

Prescriptive attitudes to language seem to be more deeply engrained in France than in many other speech-communities. This article traces their development between the sixteenth century and the present day within the model of language standardization proposed by E. Haugen and in the light of the notion of ‘standard ideology’ proposed by J. and L. Milroy. It will be argued that early definitions of what was considered ‘the best French’ were based simply on the observed usage of ‘the b...
Folksonomies: prescriptivism
Folksonomies: prescriptivism
  1  notes

Sounds as though it has often been used for discrimination.

21 MAR 2015

 Spelling and Grammar is Ancestor Worship

The fetishization of "correct" English -- which is to say, white, wealthy English -- is in direct opposition to everything that makes English such a glorious drunkard's debauch of a language. English came to us from the inventive malapropism and linguistic entrepreneurship of its speakers: from Shakespeare, who coined words wholesale; to the working-class streets with their heterodox cursing and rhyming slangs. To demand the immobilization of this restless, incontinent language is a form of b...
Folksonomies: grammar spelling reform culure
Folksonomies: grammar spelling reform culure
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19 MAR 2015

 Filters on Text and Perception

Many of us are used to having incoming email filtered, decrypted, formatted, and shown in our favorite colors and fonts. These techniques can be taken further. Customization of spelling (e.g., American to British or archaic to modern) would be a straightforward process. Relatively simple conversions could also let you see any text with your favorite date and time formats, use metric or imperial measures, implement obscenity filters, abbreviate or expand acronyms, omit or include technical for...
  1  notes

From Alexander “Sasha” Chislenko's "Intelligent Information Filters and Enhanced Reality"

18 MAR 2015

 The Importance of Comparative Alphabets

But when I had grasped the facts that spellings are often false, that words can be invented, and that explanations are often wrong, I found that worse remained behind. The science of phi- lology is comparatively modern, so that our earlier writers had no means of ascertaining principles that are now well established, and, instead of proceeding by rule, had to go blindly by guesswork, thus sowing crops of errors which have sprung up and multiplied till it requires very careful investigatio...
  1  notes
 
17 MAR 2015

 Children of the Code

None of us like to engage in activities that cause us to feel ashamed of ourselves. So what happens to children who feel ashamed of themselves when learning to read? They are in serious danger. The shame they feel not only motivates them to avoid reading, it also fosters self-dis-esteem and undermines the cognitive capacities they need to learn to read in the first place. Millions of children are caught in this learning-disabling downward spiral. Not only are they in danger of being poor re...
  1  notes

Interesting website, the idea that children feel shame for not learning spelling and reading. While, when considering the waste of mindshare that goes into learning spelling.

See also mind-shame.

17 MAR 2015

 Benjamin Franklin's Reformed Alphabet

Placeholder for schema.
Folksonomies: spelling reform
Folksonomies: spelling reform
  1  notes
 
17 MAR 2015

 Orthography Must be Balanced

The orthography of our language is extremely irregular; and many fruitless attempts have been made to reform it. The utility and expedience of such reform have been controverted, and both side of the question have been maintained with no inconsiderable zeal. On this subject, as on most others which divide the opinions of men, parties seem to have erred by running into extremes. The friends of a reform maintain that our alphabet should be rendered perfectly regular, by rejecting superfluous c...
  1  notes
 
13 MAR 2015

 With Obtuse Spelling Rules, Pronunciation Becomes Reliant...

Since our current orthografy bears no real relation to the present pronunciation, but is at best an imperfect attempt to represent that of the Elizabethan period, English pronunciation has become almost entirely a matter of oral tradition as unsafe a gide in regard to correctness in speech as it is in regard to correctness in history. We learn to talk, and continue to talk, entirely "by ear," and with the same tendency to uncertainty and variation as do those who play music by ear. The...
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13 MAR 2015

 The Ability to Spell Correctly Should Not be Valued

Because the absurdities and intricacies of our pres- ent spelling hav made a mastery of them the most dif- ficult and long-continued task of the average student, a false value has been placed on spelling ability. "Cor- rectness" in reality, mere conformity in spelling is too generally assumed to be an indication of su- perior education, whereas as has been shown it is only evidence of a natural or a specially traind eye-memory.
Folksonomies: education spelling
Folksonomies: education spelling
  1  notes
 
13 MAR 2015

 Inconsistent Spelling-to-Pronunciation Rules Inhibit Educ...

Since the bulk of human knowledge is recorded in books, one of the first steps in the education of the child is to teach him to read. Told that each separate letter, or group of letters, printed in his primer or reader represents a spoken word, the child, being gifted with reason, expects to find an invariable re- lationship between the sound of any given word and the letters composing it. He soon discovers, to his dis- may, that no such invariable relationship exists. Unreason in Sp...
  1  notes
 
13 MAR 2015

 Phonetic Orthography in Spain and Italy

Fonetic spelling, in one form or another, has been, and is now, used by progressiv teachers in England and America as an introduction and an aid to the study of the current orthografy. Their experience is that children can spel correctly that is, fonetically the words they ar able to pronounce, as soon as they hav learnd the alfabet employd, and the principle of combining letters into sillables. In languages such as Italian and Spanish, that hav approximately fonetic alfabets, appro...
Folksonomies: spelling education
Folksonomies: spelling education
  1  notes

There is a cost savings that comes with reducing the number of years spent teaching spelling.

13 MAR 2015

 Phonetic Spelling Saves Time and Effort Through Fewer Let...

Simplified spelling means shorter spelling. Of the 32 Rules printed in Part 3 of this Handbook, 27 drop letters from words as now speld; 3 involv trans- positions of letters to reconcile conflicting analogies; and 2 involv substitutions of one letter for another, with the same object. In no instance has the Board recommended a change involving the addition of a let- ter to a word. Further simplifications wil result in fur- ther abbreviations. A completely fonetic sistem of notation, ...
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13 MAR 2015

 Simplified Spelling is Good for Americanization of the World

Foreners, when brought into personal association with those who speak English, easily learn to speak English themselvs. Its grammar is simple. It has great flexibility, due to its richness in terminology and its abundance of sinonims. It has an unsurpast litera- ture, making a knowledge of it desirable by those who hav no call to speak it. In every respect, except one, it is best fitted to be the language of sience, commerce, and international communication. The desirability of havi...
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13 MAR 2015

 Changing Spelling has Happened in the Past

Objection to simplified spelling has been made on the supposition that it "wil cut us off from the literature of the past," meaning that those taught in the new way wil be unable to read the books red today. This can not be so, because the present spelling wil be no more difficult to read by one who has learnd to spel the new way, than is the new spelling by one who has learnd the old way. Children who hav learnd to spel in the simplified way wil, in fact, read the books printed toda...
Folksonomies: spelling standards
Folksonomies: spelling standards
  1  notes

Technology, translation services, will make migration even easier.

13 MAR 2015

 Changing Spelling Removes Word Associations

Take the word ghost, for example. Always having seen it speld in this way, we hav come to associate the feelings arousd by the idea ghost with its accustomd form of visual representation. To meet the word in our reading instantly and instinctivly excites those feelings in our minds. To meet the same word speld gost, shorn of its familiar h, shocks us, and causes a temporary mental inhibition of the idea. The word seems to hav lost, with the missing letter, something of the wierdness ...
Folksonomies: spelling meaining
Folksonomies: spelling meaining
  1  notes
 
13 MAR 2015

 Spelling Reform Requires Competition of Spelling Options

The first condition of rational progress in spelling reform is that persons who know, or who think they know, how words should be speld, should recover some- thing of their former freedom to spel in accordance with individual judgment. Only in that way can there be a wholesome rivalry of forms with ultimate survival of the best. The Board does not expect any one to adopt a spelling that, to him, suggests a pronunciation at variance with his usage. Those whose temper moves them to ...
Folksonomies: spelling reform
Folksonomies: spelling reform
  1  notes

Not everyone hears or speaks words the same way. Let variances of spelling propagate and have the public adopt that which seems correct by consensus.

12 MAR 2015

 Spelling is an Invention, and May be Modified

Spelling was invented by man and, like other human inventions, is capable of development and improve- ment by man in the direction of simplicity, economy, and efficiency. Its true function is to represent as accurately as possible by means of simbols (letters) the sounds of the spoken (i. e. the living) language, and thus incidentally to record its history. Its prov- ince is not, as is often mistakenly supposed, to indicate the derivations of words from sources that ar in- accessible...
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Note the intentional use of simplified spelling in the text.

12 MAR 2015

 The Many Ways of Representing Sounds in English Spelling

English spelling, owing to the conditions that gov- ernd the growth of the English language, now presents many anomalies. The same letter, or combination of letters, often represents many different sounds; while the same sound is often represented by many different letters, or combinations of letters. The combination ough, for example, represents at least 9 different sounds in the words cough, rough, though, through, plough, hough, thorough, thought, hiccough; and the sound of e in ...
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12 MAR 2015

 English Spelling Risks Becoming Like Chinese Ideograms

Indeed, the present tendency in the scools is to dis- regard the fonetic basis of English spelling, and to treat the written and printed words as ideografs like Chinese the pupils being taught to recognize a word by its appearance as a whole, rather than by a f util attempt to analize the supposed sounds of the letters composing it. Vast amounts of mony and incalculable years hav been spent in efforts, never wholly success- ful, to teach children to memorize the intricate and unreaso...
Folksonomies: culture spelling
Folksonomies: culture spelling
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12 MAR 2015

 The Printing Press and Dictionaries Crystallized Spelling

English spelling was at first practically fonetic, like the spelling of Latin, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and most other languages, and changed as pronunciation changed. In its case, however, various causes com- bined to interfere with this orderly process. Among them wer the variations in the early dialects, the dif- ferent spelling sistems of the Norman conquerors, the later different spelling sistem of the imported Dutch printers, the bungling attempts during the Renaissance to mak...
Folksonomies: spelling history
Folksonomies: spelling history
  1  notes
 
12 JAN 2015

 Prescriptivism and Descriptivism

So, you seem to be at an impasse. On the one hand, you have generations of grade school English teachers rightly warning their pupils that people might chuckle at them if they use the word ‘irregardless’. On the other hand, you have the scientific rigor of the modern linguistic community touting descriptivism as the torch-bearer of truth and enlightenment. Are you doomed to choose between a democracy of solecisms and a library of thousand-page tomes of writer’s regulations? Are things r...
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12 JAN 2015

 The Futility of Linguistic Prescription

When we see men grow old and die at a certain time one after another, from century to century, we laugh at the elixir that promises to prolong life to a thousand years; and with equal justice may the lexicographer be derided, who being able to produce no example of a nation that has preserved their words and phrases from mutability, shall imagine that his dictionary can embalm his language, and secure it from corruption and decay, that it is in his power to change sublunary nature, and clear ...
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23 AUG 2012

 A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter c would be dropped to be replased either by k or s, and likewise x would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which c would be retained would be the ch formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform w spelling, so that which and one would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish y replasing it with i and Iear 4 might fiks the g/j anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue...
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Mark Twain's clever observation of how to simplify English spelling.

31 MAY 2012

 Pro-Arguments for Simplified Chinese Characters

Proponents feel that simplified characters having fewer strokes makes it easier to learn.[7] Literacy rates have risen steadily in rural and urban areas since the simplification of the Chinese characters, while this trend was hardly seen during 30 years of Kuomintang (KMT) rule and 250 years of Manchurian rule before them, when the traditional writing system was dominant, though this rise in literacy may not necessarily be due to simplification alone. Although Taiwan, which uses traditio...
Folksonomies: literacy chinese
Folksonomies: literacy chinese
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A list of bullet points from wikipedia on how simplified chinese characters improve literacy and alleviate social oppression.

28 AUG 2011

 Common Spelling/Grammar Mistakes

To lay is to place something or put something down, and it must be followed by a noun or pronoun, a thing; to lie is to recline. A lie is an untruth, and to lie also means "to tell an untruth." Examples: Lay that package on the mantel, will you please? Bridgette would like to lie in the hammock near the pool. Sometimes it's tempting to lie when you're in trouble, but a lie only makes things worse. (Hint:Lay sounds like place; lie sounds like recline. But be careful: lay ...
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These examples are not on pedantic, but further demonstrate the nonsensical nature of English spelling, so convoluted as to turn people away from the lexicon.

29 MAY 2011

 Eccentric English Spelling is the Result of Dictionaries

The eccentric spelling of the English language is preserved because of a pervasive meme that there are right and wrong ways to spell words. This meme has all kinds of support, including dictionaries, computer spell-checkers, and children's spelling bees. But before the Use a dictionary strategy-meme became prevalent during the 18th and 19th centuries, people spelled words any way they wanted. It's not True that there's one and only one correct way to spell a word-it's just a meme. As Mark Twa...
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Spelling could evolve naturally before we started referencing dictionaries for a correct way of spelling words that don't sound like how they are spelled anymore.

28 DEC 2010

 Defending the Purity of the English Language

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
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A classic quote from SF reviewer James Nicoll.

01 JAN 2010

 How do We Fix Spelling?

...it can be argued, perhaps, if they wish, that it's a question of style and beauty in the language, and that to make new words and new parts of speech might destroy that. But they cannot argue that respelling the words would have anything to do with the style. There's no form of art form or literary form, with the sole exception of crossword puzzles, in which the spelling makes a bit of difference to the style. And even crossword puzzles can be made with a different spelling. And if it's no...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes

If we can write words with letters from the English alphabet to phonetically reproduce words in other languages, like Mandarin or ARabic, then why can we not rearrange the letters in our own words to phonetically match the way they sound when we speak them?

30 NOV -0001

 Should Spelling be Modernized?

The time taken to teach the decimalised system for currency, temperature, weights and distances is far shorter and more certain than when 240 pence equalled a pound, 32 degrees Fahrenheit equalled the temperature of ice and pounds and ounces were taught. Already there is a generation that was spared these ancient measurements. To improve literacy in the general population, modernisation of the spelling system will bring similar benefits to what decimalisation brought.
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
It takes just one generation to fix spelling and improve literacy for future generations. Just as it took one generation to move to the metric system or change currencies in Europe.
30 NOV -0001

 The Tyranny of the Written Word

Nevertheless, almost everybody speaks better than he writes. (This also applies to authors.) Writing is a highly formalized technique which, in purely physiological terms, demands a peculiarly rigid bodily posture. To this there corresponds the high degree of social specialization that it demands. Professional writers have always tended to think in caste terms. The class character of their work is unquestionable, even in the age of universal compulsory education. The whole process is extraord...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
How absurd, nonsensical writing and grammar rules push people out of expressing themselves in a medium that is purely a monologue anyway.
30 NOV -0001

 Spelling is the Problem

Now let me get to a lower level still in this question. And that is, all the time you hear the question, "why can't Johnny read?" And the answer is, because of the spelling. The Phoenicians, 2000, more, 3000, 4000 years ago, somewhere around there, were able to figure out from their language a scheme of describing the sounds with symbols. It was very simple. Each sound had a corresponding symbol, and each symbol, a corresponding sound. So that when you could see what the symbols' sounds w...
Folksonomies: phoenetics
Folksonomies: phoenetics
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Putting letters together into words is one of the most basic skills required for literacy. If this basic skill is so hard for so many people to grasp, then, Feynman argues, there is a problem with the way words are spelled.

30 NOV -0001

 Benjamin Franklin's Strategy for a Phonetic American Alph...

The alphabet can be found here.
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
Franklin was interested in moving American English to a phonetic spelling system, introducing eight new letters to the alphabet to account for common sounds not currently covered with single letters and removing other letters considered redundant.
30 NOV -0001

 13 Percent of the English Language is Not Spelled Phoneti...

I received a letter today from the "Reading Reform Foundation," which tells me that "23 million (American) adults are functionally illiterate, unable to read an advertisement, a job application, directions on a medicine bottle." They say "30 percent of all schoolchildren have serious reading difficulties." I rather believe this, judging from my own limited experience with people. But why is this? Can it be that part of the reason is the matter of English spelling? The letter tells me that "87...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
If 87 percent of English words are spelled phonetically, then that means more than one in 10 is not, further explaining high levels of illiteracy in our culture.
30 NOV -0001

 Benjamin Franklin's Reasons for Reforming the Alphabet

Franklin's own impulse in creating the alphabet was quite different. He was a man who looked closely and with curiosity at the world around him, seeking ways to improve it wherever he saw the opportunity. His alphabet was conceived in the same spirit as his less smoky, more fuel-efficient house-heating stove, or his more easily cleaned and repaired street lamp. The alphabet, for Franklin, was not unlike a household tool, something to repair, rewire, and update. Improving the writing system wo...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
Franklin was not interested in forging a national identity for America, but was more focused on cleaning up the inefficiencies in our spelling. He came from humble beginnings to greatness through his habit of voracious reading, and he wanted to share the gift of literacy with others. Simplifying spelling was a means to that end.
30 NOV -0001

 Examples of Phonetic Spelling Failures in English

With spelling erratic, many English words become ideograms that must be learned as a whole, with its parts giving no clue or, worse yet, false clues. If you don't know in advance and just judge by the letters, can you know that "through," "coo," "do," "true," "knew," and "queue" all rhyme? If you don't know in advance and just judge by the letters, can you know that "gnaw," kneel," "mnemonic" and "note" all start with the same consonant sound? Why can't we say "throo," "koo," "doo," "troo," "...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
Words that rhyme, but are spelled in a wide variety of ways. We see the fact that children instinctively spell phonetically as childish, but it actually demonstrates that such a method of spelling is more natural.
30 NOV -0001

 How a Lack of Vocabulary Can Turn a Child Off to a Subject

Consider the case of a child I observed through his eighth and ninth years. Jim was a highly verbal and mathophobic child from a professional family. His love for words and for talking showed itself very early, long before he went to school. The mathophobia developed at school. My theory is that it came as a direct result of his verbal precocity. I learned from his parents that Jim had developed an early habit of describing in words, often aloud, whatever he was doing as he did it. This habit...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
Case study of a child strong in verbal skills, but mathphobic because the skills did not translate, despite the fact that they should have. Math-proficient children can be turned off by the illogic of English.
30 NOV -0001

 The Costs of Our Complicated Spelling System

A short list of the problems caused by the irregularity of English spelling starts with children being taught the alphabet and finding that it is a poor guide on how to reliably pronounce the written form or reproducing spoken words in writing. This leads inevitably to poor results in other areas of learning, as without literacy competency, no child can master other subjects. Apart from the loss in terms of peoples? working lives there are other costs associated with remedial classes, addit...
Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
  1  notes
When all knowledge springs from literacy, inconsistent spelling hurts our potential workforce and individuals who fail to adapt.
30 NOV -0001

 The English Alphabet will Become Like Chinese as We Lose ...

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Folksonomies: phonetics
Folksonomies: phonetics
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If we fail to reform our spelling to maintain its phonetic value, words will become purely symbolic, like Chinese characters, no longer representing sounds and only communicating their semantic content.


References

01 APR 2015

 Authority, prescriptivism abd the French standard language

Periodicals>Journal Article:  Lodge, R. Anthony (March 1991), Authority, prescriptivism abd the French standard language, Journal of French Language Studies, Volume 1 / Issue 01 / March 1991, pp 93-111, Cambridge University, Retrieved on 2015-04-01
  • Source Material [journals.cambridge.org]
  • Folksonomies: prescriptivism language
    Folksonomies: prescriptivism language
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    21 MAR 2015

     Barbaric, backwards ancestor worship

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Doctorow, Cory (Dec 16, 2014), Barbaric, backwards ancestor worship, BoingBoing, Retrieved on 2015-03-21
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  • Folksonomies: spelling english
    Folksonomies: spelling english
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    19 MAR 2015

     The Transhumanist Reader

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  More, Max and Vita-More, Natasha (2013-03-05), The Transhumanist Reader, John Wiley & Sons, Retrieved on 2015-03-19
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  • Folksonomies: medical transhumanism
    Folksonomies: medical transhumanism
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    18 MAR 2015

     An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Skeat, Walter W. (2013-02-15), An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Courier Corporation, Retrieved on 2015-03-18
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    17 MAR 2015

     Children of the Code

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Various, (2014), Children of the Code, Retrieved on 2015-03-17
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  • Folksonomies: education reform
    Folksonomies: education reform
     1  
    17 MAR 2015

     Scheme for a New Alphabet and Reformed Mode of Spelling

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Franklin, Benjamin and Sparks, Jared (1840), Scheme for a New Alphabet and Reformed Mode of Spelling, Retrieved on 2015-03-17
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  • Folksonomies: united states
    Folksonomies: united states
     1  
    17 MAR 2015

     A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Webster, Noah (1970), A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, Retrieved on 2015-03-17
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  • Folksonomies: english language
    Folksonomies: english language
     1  
    12 MAR 2015

     Handbook of Simplified Spelling

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Paine, Hanry Gallup (2009-06), Handbook of Simplified Spelling, BiblioBazaar, LLC, Retrieved on 2015-03-12
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  • Folksonomies: history culture spelling
    Folksonomies: history culture spelling
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    12 JAN 2015

     Prescriptivism and Descriptivism

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Cameron, (2012-10-15), Prescriptivism and Descriptivism, English Language & Usage Stack Exchange, Retrieved on 2015-01-12
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  • Folksonomies: language
    Folksonomies: language
     1  
    12 JAN 2015

     Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Johnson, Samuel (2014-04-17), Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language, Bookpubber, Retrieved on 2015-01-12
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  • Folksonomies: education
    Folksonomies: education
     1  
    23 AUG 2012

     Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays: 1852-1890

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Twain , Mark (1992), Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays: 1852-1890, Library of America, Retrieved on 2012-08-23
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  • Folksonomies: literary criticism
    Folksonomies: literary criticism
     1  
    31 MAY 2012

     Debate on traditional and simplified Chinese characters -...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Wiki:  Wikipedia, (2012), Debate on traditional and simplified Chinese characters - Literacy, Retrieved on 2012-05-31
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  • Folksonomies: language
    Folksonomies: language
     1  
    28 AUG 2011

     Common Grammar Mistakes

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Sommer, Sue (8/25/11), Common Grammar Mistakes, Huffington Post, Retrieved on 2011-08-28
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    29 MAY 2011

     Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Brodie , Richard (2011-02-15), Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme, Hay House, Retrieved on 2011-05-29
    Folksonomies: memetics memes ideas
    Folksonomies: memetics memes ideas
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    06 APR 2011

     "A Question of Spelling" The Roving Mind

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Asimov, Isaac (1983), "A Question of Spelling" The Roving Mind, Prometheus Books, page 340, Retrieved on 2008-11-30
    Folksonomies: phonetics
    Folksonomies: phonetics
     2  
    06 APR 2011

     "Benjamin Franklin to Mary Stevenson" Papers of Benjamin ...

    Periodicals>Journal Article:  Franklin, Benjamin (Jul 20, 1768), "Benjamin Franklin to Mary Stevenson" Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Yale University Press, vol. 15, 173b, Retrieved on 2010-11-30
    Folksonomies: phonetics
    Folksonomies: phonetics
     1  
    08 JAN 2011

     Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Papert, Seymour A. (1980), Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas, Basic Books, Retrieved on 2009-11-25
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    28 DEC 2010

     Usenet article 1990May15.155309.8892@watdragon.waterloo.edu

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Message Posted to a Newsgroup:  Nicoll, James (1990), Usenet article 1990May15.155309.8892@watdragon.waterloo.edu, Retrieved on 2010-12-28
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    01 JAN 2010

     Constituents of a Theory of the Media

    Periodicals>Journal Article:  Enzenberger, Hans Magnus (Nov/Dec 1970), Constituents of a Theory of the Media, New Left Review, (64) 13-36, New York, Retrieved on 2010-05-01
  • Source Material [newleftreview.org]
  • Folksonomies: new media
    Folksonomies: new media
     3  
    01 JAN 2010

     A Scheme for a new Alphabet and a Reformed Mode of Spelling

    Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Franklin, Benjamin (April, 1768), A Scheme for a new Alphabet and a Reformed Mode of Spelling, Gentleman's Magazine, Retrieved on -0001-11-30
    Folksonomies: phonetics
    Folksonomies: phonetics
     1  
    01 JAN 2010

     Six New Letters for a Reformed Alphabet

    Periodicals>Journal Article:  Twilley, Nicola (Unknown), Six New Letters for a Reformed Alphabet, Retrieved on -0001-11-30
  • Source Material [www.benfranklin300.org]
  • Folksonomies: phonetics
    Folksonomies: phonetics
     1  
    01 JAN 2010

     The Spelling Society

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Spelling Society, (2010.08.03), The Spelling Society, Retrieved on -0001-11-30
  • Source Material [www.spellingsociety.org]
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    01 JAN 2010

     This Unscientific Age

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Feynman, Richard (April 1963), This Unscientific Age, From the Danz Lectures, Retrieved on -0001-11-30
    Folksonomies: phonetics
    Folksonomies: phonetics
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