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Spell It Out

The singular story of English spelling

By David Crystal | Paperback | 0 Review(s)

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Why is there an 'h' in ghost? William Caxton, inventor of the printing press and his Flemish employees are to blame: without a dictionary or style guide to hand in fifteenth century Bruges, the typesetters simply spelled it the way it sounded to their foreign ears, and it stuck. Seventy-five per... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
19 Sep 2013
Author(s)
David Crystal
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9781846685682
Dimensions
129mm x 198mm x 20mm
Pages
336
Format
Paperback
Release Date
19 Sep 2013
Author(s)
David Crystal
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
ISBN-13
9781846685682
Dimensions
129mm x 198mm x 20mm
Pages
336

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