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ERIC Number: ED035854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 61
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Sound and Spelling in English.
Hall, Robert A., Jr.
This booklet is designed to provide an understanding of the relation between writing and speech, without which, the author feels, the problem of teaching children to read accurately and effectively will never be solved. Writing is simply a way of representing speech and our conventional systems of orthography are always incomplete and inaccurate in their representation of language as it is spoken. We must first know what the sounds of English are and then must see how, and to what extent, they are presented in spelling. When we know the relationships of letters to sounds, we can then see whether some English spellings are more straightforward and systematic than others. If degrees of complication exist in the way words are written, they must be classified and taken into account when planning the order in which we teach children to read and spell words. The author discusses the phonemes and graphemes of English, how graphemes represent phonemes in English, regularity and irregularity in English graphemics, and regularity and gradation in teaching reading and spelling. Bibliographic references conclude each chapter. (AMM)
Chilton Books, 401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
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