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Book: Spellbound

Chapter: 5. Failed Reforms for English

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24673


This chapter charts the history of English spelling reform worldwide, starting with the proposals of John Hart, who in 1569 published a book called An Orthographie. The chapter continues through the centuries to present day debates.

Chapter Contributors

  • Robbins Burling ( - rburling) 'University of Michigan, (Emeritus)'