Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling

Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling

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“A funny and fact-filled look at our astoundingly inconsistent written language, from Shakespeare to spell-check.”

St. Petersburg Times

 

David Wolman explores seven hundred years of trial, error, and reform that have made the history of English spelling a jumbled and fascinating mess. In Righting the Mother Tongue, the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World brings us the tangled story of English Spelling, from Olde English to email. Utterly captivating,… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 623 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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