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Posted December 20, 2013
I teach English as a Second Language to Adults and one of my old
I teach English as a Second Language to Adults and one of my older students asked me why spelling in English is so hard. I knew part of the answer was that English has borrowed so many words from other languages. However, I didn't know the whole story until I read this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
David Crystal takes you on a historical yet logical tour on how English spelling became as convoluted as we know it today. An excellent book, extremely interesting and one that I have already recommended to others. The writing offers a very clear explanation step by step on why English spelling problems continue to this day.