Wednesday, July 11, 2007

BBC on Simplified English Spelling

Should we simplify spelling? - BBC News (July 10, 2007)

This article revisits the old and never-ending debate on English spelling reform. It features a series of emails exchanged between Ms. Masha Bell, a member of the Simplified Spelling Society, and Prof. Vivian Cook of Newcastle University. Ms. Bell argues that the current spelling system needs to be simplified to facilitate children's learning to read. Prof. Cook opposes her view from a linguistic standpoint, stressing that spelling is just one of various factors related to literacy.

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