The Roots of Phonics: A Historical Introduction / Edition 1

The Roots of Phonics: A Historical Introduction / Edition 1

by Miriam Balmuth
     
 


A classic in the literacy literature is back in print with new exercises so that teachers can understand phonics before teaching them to students.See more details below

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A classic in the literacy literature is back in print with new exercises so that teachers can understand phonics before teaching them to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598570366
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


About the Author

Foreword
Marilyn Jager Adams

Foreword to the Previous Edition
Jeanne S. Chall

Acknowledgments

Introduction

  1. Characteristics of Writing Systems
  2. Pictograms and Logograms
  3. Syllables
  4. Alphabets
  5. History of the English Alphabet
  6. Alternative Forms of Written English
  7. English Punctuation Marks
  8. The Ancestry of Spoken English: Indo-European
  9. Origins
  10. The Germanic Heritage
  11. Backgrounds of Old English
  12. Old English Pronunciation
  13. Backgrounds of Middle English: The Norman Conquest
  14. From Old to Middle English
  15. Middle English Pronunciation
  16. The Transition from Middle to Modern English
  17. Backgrounds of English Spelling
  18. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century
  19. Authoritarianism: Backgrounds of the English Dictionary
  20. The English Dictionary from the Eighteenth Century on
  21. Transplanting the English Language to America
  22. Noah Webster
  23. Early American Spelling
  24. Alphabet Reform
  25. Simplified Spelling
  26. Rejection of the Alphabetic Code I: Horace Mann
  27. Rejection of the Alphabetic Code II: Through the Nineteenth Century to Today
  28. Emphasizing Regular Patterns First
  29. Nonphonemic Spelling Patterns as an Advantage of Written English

Epilogue

Bibliography

Appendix

Index

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