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1.0 out of 5 stars An unworkable system, 16 May 2011
This review is from: Understanding English Spelling (Paperback)
Although Ms Bell professes to be in love with the English language she does it no service by trying to ascribe many of its irregularities to type-setting errors rather than to the history of its evolution from a mixture of languages. She does not seem to value its rich variety and heritage which she seeks to obliterate by facile recommendations for pseudo phonetic spelling which makes the erroneous assumption that every speaker of English has an identical accent. Far from recommending this book to politicians and educators I would dismiss it as very lightweight and not worth the paper on which it is written.
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