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The History of English Spelling

The History of English Spelling by Christopher Upward
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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
  • 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
Wiley; June 2011
224 pages; ISBN 9781444342970
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Title: The History of English Spelling
Author: Christopher Upward; George Davidson
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