Spelling and SSS members in the media.


Sunday Times: Could English be made easier to spell and easier to learn? December 2004.
BBC News 24. Chris Jolly, SSS member. December 2004.

SSS members: Valerie Yule, Australian Style, Dec 2004. Masha Bell, TES, Dec 2004. John Wells, BBC World Service, Dec 2004. Niall Waldman, The Times-Picayune, Dec 2004. Chris Jolly, BBC Radio 4, Nov 2004. Niall Waldman, Prime Zone, Oct 2004.

A spelling poem quoted by Vivian Cook, and others from several sources.

Bloomsbury English Dictionary. First realy usefull dictionery (sic). October 2004.

TES: Breaking out of the spell. Vivian Cook. Book extracts: Accomodating Brocolli in a Cemetary. Guardian, Western Mail. September 2004.

Saturday Night (magazine, Canada): Spelling reform and SSS members. September 2004.
BBC Radio 4: Spelling & spelling reform. Jack Bovill, SSS chair. September 2004.

Extracts from books and media reports about dyslexia and languages.

Daily Telegraph: BBC TV series on spelling. Hard Spell. 14 Aug 2004.

Comments on spelling errors discovered by dictionary researchers. July 2004.

TES Revew: Understanding English Spelling. Masha Bell. 9 July 2004.

Spelling Bee picketed. SSS and ALC members. 1-3 June 2004, with foto and reports.

BBC Radio 4, The Learning Curve. Masha Bell. 18 May 2004.

Victoria News, Canada. Intervew. Theo Halladay. 7 April 2004.

BBC Radio 4, discussion about spelling. Chris Jolly. 13 March 2004 and Press release.

Talk at TESOL conference, Thailand: Ian Martin. Axel Wijk. January 2004.

TES article: The code breakers. January 2004.
Forthcoming US TV series about why English spelling is so hard to learn.

480 ways to spell 'scissors'. Schott's Original Miscellany. December 2003.

Keynote speech at British Council conference. Chris Jolly. October 2003. Spelling reform spoofs circulated in e-mail forums, in October 1997 and October 2003, and jumbled spelling spoof discussed in TES Teacher.

Banbury Guardian: Anthony Burns, September 2003.

PIRLS: 2001 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Published April 2003.

BBC Radio 4 discussion about spelling. 'i before e except after c'. 1 March 2003.

Simplified Spelling Bill. 50th anniversary on 27 February 2003. pdf file Hansard account, SSS letter to Charles Clarke.

Items by Masha Bell. 2002.

NZ members respond to OUP survey. 2002.

Pupils struggle to decode English. Ken Spencer. 2002.

New Scientist & Radio National, Australia. "English is toughest European language to read". Professor Philip Seymour 2001.

BBC radio. i.t.a. 40th Anniversary. John Gledhill. 2001.

Talk at TESOL conference, Thailand: Ian Martin. Daniel Jones. January 2001.

UK newspapers. Exam body tells pupils to spell like Americans. November 2000.

SSS article for NUJ newsletter. Allan Campbell. 2000.

BBC radio. Chris Upward. 1990.

Dewey decimal classification 1979 edition, showing Dewey's simplified spelling.

Chicago Tribune spelling experiment 1934, 1939, 1997.

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