ERIC Number: ED108228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Morphology and English Spelling.
Although approximately one-half of the English lexicon can be spelled according to phoneme-grapheme correspondences, many words in the remaining half of the lexicon can also be spelled systematically on the basis of their morphemic properties rather than on the bases of their pronunciations. This paper discusses the bases for assuming that English orthography is organized morphologically as well as phonologically and examines a number of spelling problems which can be solved on the basis of morphemic information. A list of references is included. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.