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Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System (Hardback, Hardback ed.)

By Brooks, Greg

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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 wishi...ng 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.
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ISBN 9781783741083
Released AU 30 Mar 2015
Publisher Open Book Publishers
Format Hardback, Hardback ed.
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ISBN-13 9781783741083
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Open Book Publishers
Imprint Open Book Publishers
Released 30 Mar 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Hardback ed.
Edition Hardback ed.
Author(s) By Brooks, Greg
Category Phonetics, Phonology, Prosody (Speech)
Language Usage Guides
ELT: learning material & coursework
Number of Pages 522
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 421.52
Weight 903g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language - Handbooks, manuals, etc - Orthography and spelling, English language - Handbooks, manuals, etc - Orthography and spelling - Great Britain, LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES - Linguistics - Phonetics & Phonology, Dictionaries, ELT background and reference material
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text General/trade