The Resource Spell It Out

Spell It Out

Label
Spell It Out
Title
Spell It Out
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Subject
Summary
Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign ears, and it stuck. Seventy-five per cent of English spelling is regular but twenty-five per cent is complicated, and in Spell It Out, our foremost linguistics expert David Crystal extends a helping hand to the confused and curious alike. He unearths the stories behind the rogue words that confound us, and explains why these peculiarities entered the mainstream, in an epic journey taking in sixth century monks, French and Latin upstarts, the Industrial Revolution and the internet. By learning the history and the principles, Crystal shows how the spellings that break all the rules become easier to get right
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Crystal, David
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Language Arts
  • Nonfiction
  • Grammar & Language Usage
Label
Spell It Out
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2941129-2ecf-4f41-9e86-a6e03322ee36
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781847658227
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Spell It Out
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e2941129-2ecf-4f41-9e86-a6e03322ee36
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781847658227
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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