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Some arguments for & against reforming English spelling.

Canadian Conference on Education.

Some arguments for & against reforming English spelling.

A report prepared for the Canadian Conference on Education by a committee representing the Canadian Linguistic Association and the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English, Kingston, Ont., 1962.

by Canadian Conference on Education.

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  • Spelling reform

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    ContributionsAssociation of Canadian University Teachers of English, Canadian Conference on Education, Toronto, 1962
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1149 C36
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22p.
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18940639M

    Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. English spelling and the computer . English Spelling Reform This site by David Barnsdale has persuasive arguments for the reform English spelling and a history of the attempts to do so over the last years. It also has has material supporting the thesis that the high levels of dyslexia in English-speaking countries are partly a product of the chaotic spelling system.

    The idea that pronunciation changes too quickly for spelling reform to keep up comes from the myth that English got into the mess it is because of neglect. But English did not get into the mess it is today as a result of the natural change in the way the people spoke.   I n recent months, cliched calls for reform of Islam, a 1,year-old faith, have intensified. “We need a Muslim reformation,” announced .

      A Case For And Against Proper Spelling In a piece in Wired Magazine, writer Anne Trubek argues that our fixation on correct spelling is thinks we should abandon spelling rules and. No, because the last big spelling reform split American English from every other English and requires spelling translations every time a book from outside USA is published in America. All you're doing is creating more work for publishers and editors.


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Thanks for the A2A, Joshua. Arguments for: * it wud bee a way of mayking Inglish speling mor logekul and theyr for eezier to lern. May bee. * The egalitarians among us might well see this as a triumph for demotic ideas of literacy.

Not really egal. 4. Reform is unnecessary. New teaching methods can cater for any problems caused by irregular English spelling. And spell checkers can be used to prevent mistakes. Spelling reform would cut generations off from each other. Those learning a new system would not be able to read books published in the old system – and vice versa.

Spelling. 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 ofwhich is still being ratified by the different countries.

Research on Spelling Reform. Evans, Kyril, A Discussion of Spelling Reform. Canadian Linguistic Assoc. The Case For & Against Spelling Reform. Tune, Newell, Comments & Rebuttal of Previous Arguments.

Sinclair, Upton, A Letter to the President. Turner, Geo, Some Technical & Social Problems of Spelling Reform. O'Halloran. His system of spelling reform falls into the last of these categories. Franklin proposed regularizing English spelling through the creation of a new alphabet, removing the letters C, J, Q, W, X, and Y, and adding several of his own creation.

Although he had some support from Noah Webster, few others found the new system to be of use. Spelling reform could help English speaking children to learn much faster than they do now. Spelling reform would reduce, on average, the number of letters.

This would save space, time, money and paper and is an ecological argument for spelling reform. Against spelling reform.

As English is a mixture of so many language influences, any major. Some arguments for & against reforming English spelling.

book   Within a century, several dedicated spelling-reform groups had sprung up on either side of the Atlantic, among them the Spelling Reform Association (), Simplified Spelling Board () and Simplified Spelling Society (), now the English Spelling Society.

Wikipedia on English spelling reform. An overview of reasons for and against spelling reform in English. The arguments against are under the sections "Obstacles" and "Criticism". There is also a short list of campaigns for spelling reform in English. Wikipedia on spelling reform.

An overview of reasons for reform, but arguments against reform. Some spelling reform proposals have been adopted partially or temporarily. Many of the spellings preferred by Noah Webster have become standard in the United States, but have not been adopted elsewhere (see American and British English spelling differences).

Harry Lindgren's proposal, SR1, was once popular in Australia. However, spelling reform. So tell me what you think would be a good pro or con for English getting a spelling reform.

Links would be useful as to the positives and negatives for the paper. Edit: i should add it is a paper meant to convey two sides of an argument, generally a controversial topic. So both opinions of for and against.

As World Book Day approaches, academic Andrew Davis argues that the synthetic phonics check isn't an appropriate way to teach or assess reading among primary students.

Many languages have undergone spelling reform, where a deliberate, often officially sanctioned or mandated, change to spelling takes place. Proposals for such reform are also common. There are a number of reasons driving such reforms: easing the task of children or immigrants becoming literate, making the language more useful for international communication or aesthetic or political reasons.

The main argument for reform is self-evidently valid: that the removal of irregularities in our present writing system would make for greater and easier literacy "A wide range of spelling reform schemes have competed, with little tangible success, for public approval.

A spelling reform is a deliberate, often officially sanctioned or mandated change to spelling rules of a language. 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 ofwhich is still being ratified by the different.

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: Chapters: Shavian alphabet, Noah Webster, Deseret alphabet, Quikscript, Cut Spelling, English language spelling reform, Robert R.

McCormick, Simplified Spelling Board, Interspel, NuEnglish, SoundSpel, Anglo-Saxon linguistic purism, Unifon, Spelling Society Format: Tapa blanda. Along with the arguments Shaw ventilated in his public campaign for reforming English writing, I will draw on correspondence between him, Read, and other spelling and alphabet reformers; examine drawings and guide books that show Shavian at different stages of development; and show the technical drawings that Read produced when designing the.

Reform is possible – Norwegian, for instance, has undergone several spelling reforms since the late nineteenth century, mainly aimed at reducing its similarity to Danish. However, it is the ingrained attitude of the English-speaking public that will have to be changed before any progress can be made in simplifying the world’s premier language.

"For most of the history of the language, English speakers took a lackadaisical approach to spelling; the notion that a word should always be spelled the same way is a much more recent invention than the language standardization of English spelling began in the 16th century, and although it is unclear at exactly what point our spelling became set, what is certain is that ever since.

Merriam-Webster is the most reliable, trusted, easy-to-use dictionary and thesaurus online. Our products also include bilingual dictionaries and the Official Scrabble Dictionary. For over years, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information.

The Simplified Spelling Board was founded in the United States in The SSB's original 30 members consisted of authors, professors and dictionary editors.

Andrew Carnegie, a founding member, supported the SSB with yearly bequests of more than US$, In Aprilit published a list of words, which included spellings that were already in common use in American English. Thus, at least some of the peculiarities of English spelling exist for entirely legitimate, and still useful, historical reasons.

Perhaps the most persuasive argument against spelling reform is that simplified spellings would be—at least initially—much harder for over one billion existing English readers to read, since we’ve already.

The main arguments for spelling reform are that it would save children a lot of time and effort in learning to read; it would greatly help children with special needs; foreign learners of English would benefit; people would save time while writing, as fewer letters would be used (perhaps a saving of 15 per cent), and there would be savings in typing, printing, paper, storage, transport, etc.The English language has had over two dozen spelling reforms, the vast majority of which failed to catch on or were isolated to specific geographic areas.

Some examples from the medieval and Renaissance periods: * Orm’s Law in The Ormulum, to stan.