Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
It is a truth universally acknowledged that both first and second language speakers of English struggle immensely with its spelling. In this workshop, we will look at how English came to have the spelling system it has today and the ways in which orthography reflects widespread pronunciation in previous times as well as various accidents of history. We will touch upon some serious issues English spelling presents for its users and trace variation in spelling in informal genres from historical letters to modern texting practices.
Monika Kavalier (University of Ljubljana)
Daniela Werdnig (daniela [dot] werdnig [at] aau [dot] at)