ERIC Number: ED109702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Irregularly-Spelled Base Words and Their Derived Forms.
Recent research has shown that spelling-to-sound correspondences in English are less irregular than has been thought in the past and that a large percentage of irregularities consists of irregularly spelled words which recur in various derived and compound words. In order to determine the degree to which irregularities occur in multiple-derived forms of single irregular base words, a study was made of the irregularly spelled words in the Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) lexicon. It was found that 12 percent of the words in that edition and 21 percent of the words in a forthcoming edition can be classified as base words plus derived forms. In addition, 13 percent of the unsequenced words in the forthcoming lexicon can be so classified. (Three tables showing results are included.) (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.