Diane McGuinness · Stephen Linstead · The Guardian

Why the Chair of the English Spelling Society doesn’t understand the English orthographic code

As Charles Perfetti wrote in his article ‘The Universal Grammar of Reading’ (Scientific Studies of Reading, 7:1, 3-34) in 2009, ‘examples of the variability of English spelling-pronunciation mappings are stock-in-trade for some opponents of phonics teaching, as well as the traditional call to arms for spelling reformers. The parallel is quite superficial, however, because although… Continue reading Why the Chair of the English Spelling Society doesn’t understand the English orthographic code