The author discusses the relation of conventional English orthography to the sound structure of the language, showing that this relation is much closer than is ordinarily assumed. She points out that many of the non-phonetic aspects of English spelling are motivated rather than arbitrary, in that they correspond to a level of representation within the phonological system of the language which is deeper than the phonetic level. Finally she considers the implications of this view of the orthography for reading and spelling.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.