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Dictionary of the British English spelling system / Greg Brooks.

Author/Creator:
Brooks, Greg, author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2015]
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1 online resource (xxx, 492 pages)
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Subjects:
English language -- Orthography and spelling -- Handbooks, manuals.
English language -- Great Britain -- Orthography and spelling -- Handbooks, manuals.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training. English spelling is notoriously complicated and difficult to learn; it is correctly described as much less regular and predictable than any other alphabetic orthography. However, there is more regularity in the English spelling system than is generally appreciated. This book provides, for the first time, a thorough account of the whole complex system. It does so by describing how phonemes relate to graphemes and vice versa. It enables searches for particular words, so that one can easily find, not the meanings or pronunciations of words, but the other words with which those with unusual phoneme-grapheme/grapheme-phoneme correspondences keep company. Other unique features of this book include teacher-friendly lists of correspondences and various regularities not described by previous authorities, for example the strong tendency for the letter-name vowel phonemes (the names of the letters ) to be spelt with those single letters in non-final syllables."--Publisher's website.
Contents:
List of tables
About the author
Acknowledgments
A 40-year gestation
How to use this book
1. Introduction
2. The phonemes of spoken English
3. The phoneme-grapheme correspondences of English, 1: Consonants
4. How do you know when to write a consonant letter double?
5. The phoneme-grapheme correspondences of English, 2: Vowels
6. Some spelling rules for vowels
7. Special processes
8. The graphemes of written English
9. The grapheme-phoneme correspondences of English, 1: Graphemes beginning with consonant letters
10. The grapheme-phoneme correspondences of English, 2: Graphemes beginning with vowel letters
11. Evaluating some pronunciation rules for vowel graphemes
Appendix A: Assumptions and technicalities
Appendix B: Pedagogically selected lists of phoneme-grapheme and grapheme-phoneme correspondences - References.
Notes:
Available through Open Book Publishers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-490).
Contributor:
Open Book Publishers, publisher.
ISBN:
9781783741090
9781783741106
9781783741106
9781783741113
9781783741076 (Paperback)
9781783741083 (Hardback)
OCLC:
908831899
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star