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Bulletins, Books, Pamphlets and Personal View can be accessed through the Publications menu. English Spelling, and Research are separate pages accessible from the Home Page. Kids Corner is accessible through “For Kids” (separate page).

A. Anthologies on Spelling Reform

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Brown A RSpelling Reform in Context1998P13
Tune N (ed)Spelling Reform - a comprehensive survey of the advantages, educational benefits and obstacles to adoption1982Bt & B

B. Alternative Spelling Systems (& Texts written in such systems)

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Bett SNu Folik F'onetik: An Alfabet for English1998PV7
Blain RSaaspel2002PV14
Deodhekar G N The Lojikon System of Simplified English Spelling 1995P14
Do Rock Ze Start with Cut Spelling, End with Zinglish1999PV11
Burns AAn Alphabet for the Millennium1997PV4
Fennelly LNew Spelling 901991P12
Fletcher PYurospel1992PV2
Goodwin KYurabet1997PV5
Greenland KReformed Orthography of Standard English Mk II,i1999PV9
Harrison MThe little Red Hen1946?P
Lahey GInglish, the nou ABCs1998PV6
Linstead SRegspel2008PV15
MacCarthy PADHamlet1944?P
Reid RLojikl Inglish2010PV17
Ripman & ArcherNew Spelling (New Edition)1948B
Ripman & ArcherSimplified English Spelling1930P
Rondthaler ESoundspel1999PV8
Stygall RSinglish1999PV12
Upward CCut Spelling (rev.)1996B
Yule VSpelling Rules on One Page2010PV16
variousThe Star (H G Wells)1944P
variousA Short Account of New Spelling1942P

C. History of Spelling Reform

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Halliday THeroes of Spelling Reform2009P
Harrison MA Short Account of Simplified Spelling and the Simplified Spelling Society1971P11
Ives KHistory of English Spelling and Spelling Reform1979B
variousA Brief History of English Spelling (rev.)1914P5

D. Etymological and Linguistic Studies of English Spelling and its Problems

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Bell M Types and magnitude of English spelling problems2001PV13
Bell M Rules & Exceptions of English Spelling2009R
Bell M The English Spelling System2011H
Bell M Why is English Spelling so Irregular?2011H
Brown ARLiteracy and the Way We Spell English1992PV1
Jones DThe Phonetic Aspects of Spelling Reform1961P8
Upward CRegularity and Irregularity in English Spelling1997P15
Upward CWriting Systems why and how they need to be studied1993B

E. The Economic and Social Cost of English Spelling

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Bell MEconomic and Social Costs of English Spelling2011H
KPMG FoundationThe long term costs of literacy difficulties2006R

F. Psychological Studies of English and Other Spelling Systems

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Lander Wimmer & FrithThe Impact of Orthographic Consistency on Dyslexia; a German-English Comparison (Cognition 63)1997R
OECD-CERILearning Sciences and Brain Research, Learning to Read2005R
Overy & GoldmanDecoding and Comprehension Skills in Turkish and English (Journal of Educational Psychology vol 76)1984R
Paulescu et al.A Cultural Effect on Brain Damage, Nature Neuroscience, vol3 #12000R
Paulescu et al.Dyslexia: Cultural Diversity and Biological Unity - Science 2912001R
Seymour P H KHow Do Children Learn to Read? Is English More Difficult than Other Languages? Paper for Festival of Science, Glasgow2001R
Sinclair ESIST3N2 (3rd Edition)1992PV3
Thorstad GThe effect of orthography on the acquisition of literacy skills (British Journal of Psychology #82)1991B

G. Aids for Teachers and for Parents and Children

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
ESSThe Spelling Society's Parent's Guide to English Spelling2010Ch
Harrison MA Teacher's Manual1946P
Ripman WHow to Teach the New Spelling1942P
variousThe Best W ay of Teaching Children to Read and Write1942P7

H. General Discussion on Spelling Reform

AuthorTitleDateWeb Ref.
Archer WThe Aesthetic Argument1941P4
Archer WThe Etymological Argument (rev.)1941P3
Archer W.I have Learnt to Spell (re.)1941P2
Halliday TSpelling Quiz2009P
Harrison MThe Use of Simplified Spelling in Infant Schools?P9
Macan R WBreaking the Spell1942P
Reed W JSpelling Reform and our Schools1960P10
Ripman W et al.Views on Spelling Reform - essays1944P
Upward CEnglish Spelling and Educational Progress1998B
W ArcherThe Pros and Cons of Rational Spelling (interview) rev. 1942P6
Yule VSpelling for beyond 20001999PV10

I. Journals - See Index on the Journals Web Page. The main subjects covered are:

J. Bulletins - See Index on Bulletins Web Page. The main subjects covered are:

anthologies, book reviews, cartoons, correspondence, dictionaries, education in English speaking countries, education in non-English speaking countries, education: teaching of English as an alternative language, event announcements and reports, fonics, governments (communications with), history of spelling reform, overview of several current schemes, information technology, ITA, International Reading Association, Literacy: reading, literacy, research, misc, other languages compared with English, parables, problems caused by poor literacy, problems with English spelling, reform needed? reform - how to achieve it, reform schemes and criteria, reform schemes, Shaw and the Shaw alphabet, shorthand, Simplified Spelling Society, first international conference, second international conference, third international conference, spring 1981, fall 1982, winter 1982, spring 1983, speech and pronunciation, teaching instruction, teaching schemes, theses, tributes (obituaries), world language.