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5.0 out of 5 stars
A unique piece of research into English spelling, 8 Aug 2012
Although not everyone will agree with her recommendations for English spelling reform, Ms Bell has written a well structured and detailed description of English spelling and the problems caused by its inconsistency. Through her description of the historical development of our spelling system,together with an accurate analysis of its phonetic irregularities, she has managed to dispel many of the myths surrounding it.
She has clearly spent a great deal of time researching and writing "Spelling it out" and I believe that it is an essential read for anyone attempting to teach English spelling, or to those who are simply interested in understanding the English language.
At £2.10 I can strongly recommend it.