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Children's dictionaries: spelling and pronunciation

  • Valerie Yule

Do pronunciation keys in dictionaries, especially those designed for children, provide insights into problems of literacy and spelling reform?

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Afferbeck, Lauder. Let stalk Strine: a lexicon of modern Strine usage. Sydney: Ure Smith, 1965.
Blair, D. (General Ed.) The Macquarie Junior Dictionary. Milton, Qld: Jacaranda Press. (11,000 words)
Blair, D.Style norms in Junior Dictionaries. The Macquarie Dictionary Society, 4.3.1987, pl–2,8.
Davidson, Thomas. (Ed.) Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language., Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1901.
Fowler, H. W. & Fowler, F. G. (eds.) The Concise Oxford Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 1929.
Martin, J. H. & Friedberg, A.Writing to Read. New York: Warner Books, 1986.
Moseley, D. & Nicol, C.Aurally Coded English Spelling Dictionary. Wisbech, Cambridge, U.K.: Learning Development Aids, 1986.
Rondthaler, E. and Lais, E.Dictionary of simplified American Spelling: an alternative spelling for English. New York: The American Language Academy, 1986.
Warrack, A. and Grant, W. (compilers) Chambers Scots Dictionary. Edinburgh: W. &. R. Chambers, 1911.
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