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Title: The range of English spelling
Author: J. B. Shipley
Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: There is nothing innately funny or humorous about English spelling, though its vagaries have lent themselves to efforts in that way:

[from a letter by J. Bland published in the London Sunday Times, Jan. 3, 1965; cited by Chomsky (1970) and by Adams (1990)]

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 29, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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