American English Spelling: An Informal Description

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In this study of the English language as it is spelled in America, D. W. Cummings demonstrates that behind the apparent disorder of spelling in American English lies a self-regulating and self-reorganizing system that is responsive to four kinds of imperative: phonetic, semantic, etymological, and systemic. Cummings offers a systematic theory of orthography and applies this theory to the American English vocabulary with numerous examples. Cummings also describes the explication of written words into their elements, ...

American English Spelling: An Informal Description 2004, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801879562

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American English Spelling: An Informal Description 1988, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801834431

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