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Standardising English Spelling


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1. Introduction; Part I. Context: 2. Theoretical framework; 3. Pragmatic framework; Part II. Empirical method: 4. Corpus material; 5. Rationale; 6. Foundational explorations; Part III. Case Studies: 7. The standardisation of positional spellings; 8. The standardisation of i and y; 9. The standardisation of etymological spelling; 10. The standardisation of vowel diacritic spelling; 11. Conclusion.

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With a particular focus on the Early Modern English period, this book explores the standardisation of English spelling.

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Marco Condorelli completed his Ph.D. in English Language at the University of Central Lancashire. His previous publications include Advances in Historical Orthography, c. 1500-1800 (editor, Cambridge 2020), and a number of articles which have appeared in, for example, English Language and Linguistics, English Studies and The Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics.

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