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To Knock the Eye Out of a Friend: Assessment of an Orthographic Reform Upon the English Language
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a theoretical qualitative study, which examines the possibility for a spelling reform into English. The history of orthographical changes into British English, as well as Brown’s categorisation of spelling reforms, is reviewed. Four spelling reform proposals are analysed and compared.  Additionally, the social discourses of Eira, which are relevant to a spelling reform, are analysed and discussed with regard to English.

There is only speculation as to why no modern day spelling reform has been implemented in British English, but it is connected to its historical events, the social discourses and the implementation process. Spelling reform into English is theoretically feasible, but it depends on the implementation strategies and support from those who wish to perform such a change.

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2014. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
to knock the eye out of a friend, English orthography, linguistics, spelling reform, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics
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General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25371OAI: diva2:718104
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Available from: 2014-05-23 Created: 2014-05-19 Last updated: 2014-05-23Bibliographically approved

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