The History of English Spelling
reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day.
- Includes a wealth of information and data on English spelling not available anywhere else
- Features a complementary website with additional material at www.historyofenglishspelling.info
- Includes detailed coverage of the contributions from French, Latin, Greek - and the many other languages - to our current orthography
- Serves as a companion volume to Geoffrey Hughes's A History of English Words in the same series
Keywords: General & Introductory Linguistics, orthography, old English, history of English, writing systems, dictionary, OED, etymology