Short reference list on writing

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These are useful central wide-ranging references on writing. For a longer list go to Spelling References list

- Typefaces, Pub Hazell

- Birth of the Script, Ministry of Civilisation, Athens, 1985 (in VC’s possession)

Albrow, K.H. (1972), The English Writing System: notes towards a description, Longman

Aronoff, Mark 1992 Segmentalism in linguistics: the alphabetic basis of phonological theory. In Downing, P., Lima, S.D. & Noonan, M. (eds.) The Linguistics of Literacy. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 71–82

Balhorn, M. (1998), ‘Paper representation of the non-standard voice’, Visible Language 32,1, 56-77

Baron, N.S. (1998), ‘Writing in the age of e-mail: the impact of ideology versus technology’, Visible Language, 32, 1, 35-55

Baugh, A. & Cable, T. (1993), A History of the English Language, 4th ed.

Bebout, L. (1985), ‘An error analysis of misspellings made by learners of English as a first and as a second language’, Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 14, 6, 569-593

Beard, R. (1994) ‘The Writing Process’ in Wray, D. & Medwell, J. (ed.) Teaching Primary English - The State of the Art, Routledge, London

Berninger, V.W. (ed.) (1994), The Varieties of Orthographic Knowledge, Kluwer

Biber, D. (1991), Variation across Speech and Writing, CUP

Blachman, B. (ed.) (1997), Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia, Erlbaum

Bolinger, D. (1946), ‘Visible morphemes’, Language, 22, 333-340

Bringhurst, R. 1992. The Elements of Typography. Vancouver: Hartley and Marks

Brown, A. (1993), Helping Children to Write, Paul Chapman, London

Brown, G.D.A. & Ellis, N.C. (eds.) (1994), Handbook of Spelling Theory, Wiley

Brown, H.D. (1970) 'Categories of spelling difficulty in speakers of English as a first and second language', Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behaviour 9

Bruthiaux, P. (1995), ‘The rise and fall of the semi-colon: English pronunciation theory and English teaching practice’, Applied Linguistics, 16, 1-14

Campbell, G. (1997), Scripts and Alphabets, Routledge, London

Carey, G. (1960), Mind the Stop, CUP, Cambridge

Carney, E. (1994), A Survey of English Spelling, Routledge

Carney, E. (1997), English Spelling, Routledge

Carter, S. (1995), Twentieth Century Type Designers, Lund Humphries. London

Catach, N. (1993), ‘The reform of the writing system’, in C. Sanders (ed.), French Today, CUP, 139-154

Catach, N. (1993), L'Ortographe, Que-sais-je? PUF, Paris

Clark, J.W. (1957), Early English, Andre Deutsch

Coltheart, M., Curtis, B., Atkins, P. & Haller, M. (1993), ‘Models of reading aloud: dual-route and parallel-distributed processing approaches’, Psychological Review, 100, 4, 589-608.

Coulmas, F. (1989), The Writing Systems of the World, Blackwell

Coulmas, F. (1996), The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Writing Systems, Blackwell

Czerniewska, P. (1992), Learning about Writing, Oxford, Blackwell

Daniels, P. & Bright, W. (eds.) (1996), The World’s Writing Systems, OUP

DeFrancis, J. (1989), Visible Speech, University of Hawaii Press

Derwing, Bruce L. 1992 Orthographic aspects of linguistic competence. In Downing, P., Lima, S.D. & Noonan, M. (eds.) The Linguistics of Literacy. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 193–210

Dickerson, W. (1978), ‘English Orthography - A guide to Word Stress and Vowel Quality’, ITL, 16, 127-147

Digby, C. & Myers, J. (1993), Making Sense of of Spelling and Pronunciation, Prentice-Hall

Diringer, D. (1962), Alphabet Writing, Thames and Hudson

Diringer, D. (1968), The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind: Volume 2, Hutchinson, 3rd edition

Downing, J. (1962), The Initial Teaching Alphabet, Capsules, London

Dummett, M. (1993), Grammar and Style, Duckworth, London

Ehri, L. C. (1984). How orthography alters spoken language competencies in children learning to read and spell. In J. Downing & R. Valtin (Eds), Language Awareness and Learning to Read. New York: Springer Verlag.

Ellis, A. (1993), Reading, Writing and Dyslexia

Ellis, N. & Cataldo, S. (1992), ‘Spelling is integral to learning to read’, in C. Sterling & C. Robson (eds.), Psychology, Spelling and Education, Multilingual Matters

Fairbank, A. (1968), A Book of Scripts, Penguin, Harmondsworth

Frith, U. (1985), ‘Beneath the surface of Development Dyslexia’, in K.E. Patterson, J.C. Marshall, & M. Coltheart (ed.), Surface Dyslexia, Erlbaum

Frith, U. (ed.) (1980), Cognitive Processes in Spelling, Academic Press, London

Frost, R. & Katz, L. (eds.), (1992), Orthography, Phonology, Morphology, and Meaning, North Holland

Frost, R., Katz, L., & Bentin, S. (1987), ‘Strategies for visual word recognition and orthographical depth: a multilingual comparison’, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 13, 1, 104-113

Gaur, A. (1984), A History of Writing, British Museum

Gelb, I.J. (1963), A Study of Writing, Chicago University Press

Gentry, J. Richard. 1982. "An analysis of developmental spelling in GNYS AT WRK." The reading teacher 36 (2), 192-199

Gill, E. (1931), An Essay on Typography, Lund Humphries

Goswami, U. & Bryant, P. (1990), Phonological Skills and Learning to Read, Erlbaum

Gowers, E. (1987), The Complete Plain Words, Penguin, London

Green, D.W. & Meara, P. (1987), ‘The effects of script on visual search’, Second Language Research, 3, 102-1117

Haas, W. (1970), Phono-Graphic Translation, Manchester University Press

Haas, W. (ed.) (1969), Alphabets for English, Manchester University Press

Haggan, M. (1991), ‘Spelling errors in native Arabic-speaking English majors: a comparison between remedial students and fourth year students’, System, 19, ½, 45-61

Halliday, M.A.K. (1985), Spoken and Written Language, OUP

Halliday, M.A.K. & Martin, J.R. (1993), Writing Science: Literary and Discursive Power, Pittsburgh U.P.

Harris, R. (1986), The Origin of Writing, Duckworth

Harris, R. (1995), Signs of Writing, Routledge

Haynes, M. & Carr, T. (1990), ‘Writing system background and second language reading: a component skills analysis of English reading by native speaker-readers of Chinese’, in Carr, T.H. & Levy, B.A. (eds.) Reading and its development: component skills approaches, San Diego, Academic Press

Huang, H.S. & Hanley, J.R. (1994), ‘Phonological awareness and visual skills in learning to read Chinese and English’, Cognition, 54, 73-98

Horwitz, R., & Samuels, S.J. (eds.) (1987). Comprehending Oral And Written Language, Academic Press

Jackson, N.E., Lu, W-H, & Ju, D. (1994), ‘Reading Chinese and the development of Orthographic skills’, in Berninger (ed.)

Jean, G. (1992), Writing: the History of Alphabets and Scripts, Thames & Hudson

Johnson, E. (1906), Writing, Illuminating, and Lettering, John Hogg. Reprinted A. & C. Black, London (1994)

Justeson, J. & Stephens, L.D. (1993), ‘The evolution of syllabaries from alphabetic transmission, language contrast, and script typology,’ Die Sprache, 35, 2-46

Kaplan, J. & Palhinha, E. (1981), ‘Non-native speakers of English and their composition difficulties: A review and analysis’, in W. Frawley (ed.) Linguistics and Literacy, University of Delaware. Plenum Press, N.Y.

Kapr, A. (1983), The Art of Lettering, K.G. Saur, Munich

Katz, L. & Frost R. 1992. ‘Reading in different orthographies: the orthographic depth hypothesis’ in Frost, R. and Katz, L. (eds) 1992: Orthography, Phonology, Morphology and Meaning. Amsterdam, Elsevier, 67-84

Kreiner, D.S. & Gough, P.B. (1990), ‘Two ideas about spelling; rules and word-specific memory’, Journal of Memory and Language, 29, 103-118

Kolers, P.A., Wrolstad, M.E. & Bouma, H. (eds.) (1979), Processing of Visible Language Vol 1, Plenum Press

Kress, G. (2000), Early Spelling, London: Routledge

Luelsdorff, P.A. (ed.) (1987), Orthography and Phonology, John Benjamins, Amsterdam

Lukatela, G. & Turvey, M.T. (1998), 'Reading in two alphabets', American Psychologist, 53, 1057-1072

Luelsdorff, P.A. (1991), Developmental Orthography, Benjamins, Amsterdam

Martlew, M. (ed), The Psychology of Written Language and Educational Perspectives, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester

McArthur, T. (1986), Worlds of Reference, CUP

Mountford, J. (1998), An Insight into English Spelling, Hodder & Stoughton, London

Mudd, N. (1994), Effective Spelling, Hodder and Stoughton, London

Multilingual Resources for Children Project 1995. Building Bridges: multilingual resources for children. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters,

Mitton, R. (1996), English Spelling and the Computer, Longman

Nakanishi, A. (1980), Writing Systems of the World, Charles Tuttle, Rutland

Nunberg, G. (1990), Linguistics of Punctuation, CSLI, Stanford

Nunes, T., Bryant, P, and Bindman, M. 1997. ‘Spelling and grammar—the necsed move’, in Perfetti, C.A., Rieben, L. and Fayol, M. (eds.) Learning to Spell. Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum, 151-170

Odlin, T. (1989), Language Transfer, CUP (section 7.4)

Olson, D.R. (1994), The World on Paper, The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Reading and Writing, CUP

Olson, D.R. (1996), ‘Toward a psychology of literacy: on the relations between speech and writing’, Cognition, 60, 83-104

Parkes, M.B. (1992), Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West, Scolar Press, Aldershot

Perera, K. (1984), Children’s Writing and Reading, Blackwell

Perfetti, C.A., Zhang, S. & Berent, I. 1992. ‘Reading in English and Chinese: evidence for a ‘universal’ phonological principle’ in Frost, R. and Katz, L. (eds.) 1992: Orthography, Phonology, and Meaning. Amsterdam: North Holland

Perfetti, C.A., Rieben, L. & Fayol, M. (eds.) (1997), Learning to Spell: Research, Theory and Practice Across Languages, Mahwah, New Jersey; Erlbaum

Peters, M. (1970), Success in Spelling. A study of the factors affecting improvement in spelling in the junior school, Cambridge Institute of Education

Peters, M. (1985), Spelling: Caught or Taught?, Routledge 2nd ed

Petersen, K.M., Reis, A., Askelöf, S., Castro-Caldas, A. & Ingvar, M. (2000), Language processing modulated by literacy: a network analysis of verbal repetition in literate and illiterate subjects, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 3, 3-XXX

Read, C. (1986), Children's Creative Spelling, Routledge & Kegan Paul

Read, C. et al (1986), ‘The ability to manipulate speech sounds depends on knowing alphabetic writing’, Cognition, 24, 31-44

Reece, C. & Treiman, R. (2001), 'Children's spelling of syllabic /r/ and letter-name vowels: broadening the study of spelling development' Applied Psycholinguistics, 222, 139-165

Reynolds, B (1997), Literacy in Preschool; the roles of teachers and parents, Stoke-on Trent: Trentham Books

Robson, C. & Sterling, C. (eds), Psychology Spelling and Education. Multilingual Matters.

Rollings, A.G. (1996), The Spelling Patterns of English, Ph.D., Essex

Rosen, B. (1991), Digital Type Specimens, Van Nostrand Rheinhold

Rozin, P., Poritsky, S. & Sotsky, R. (1971) ‘American children with Reading Problems can easily learn to read English represented by Chinese characters’, Science, 171, 1264-7

Ryan, A. (1997), ‘Learning the orthographic form of L2 vocabulary – a receptive and a productive process’ in Schmitt, N. & McCarthy, M. (eds.), Vocabulary, CUP

Sampson, G. (1985), Writing Systems: A Linguistic Introduction, London. Hutchinson

Sassoon, R. (ed.) (1993), Computers and Typography, Intellect

Sassoon, R. (1995), The Acquisition of a Second Writing System, Intellect

Scholfield, P. et al (1993), ‘Welsh bilinguals and English spelling’, JMMD, 14, 287-305

Scragg, D.G. (1974), A History of English Spelling, Manchester U.P.

Scribner, S., & Cole, M. (1981), The Psychology of Literacy, Harvard UP

Seidenberg, M.S. 1985. ‘The time course of phonological code activation in two writing systems.’ Cognition 19: 1-30

Simmer, M.L., Leedham, C.G. & Thomassen, A.J.W.M. (eds.) (1996), Handwriting and Drawing Research, Ios Press, Amsterdam

Simon, O., Introduction to Typography

Smith, P.T. & Baker (1976), ‘The influence of English spelling patterns on pronunciation’, JVLVB, 15, 267-285

Smith, J. & Elley, W (1998), How Children Learn to Write, London: Paul Chapman Publishing

Snowling, M.J. (ed.), Children's Written Language Difficulties, NFER-Nelson

Staczek, J. J. & Aid. F.M. 1981. ‘Hortographfa himortal: Spelling problems among bilingual students.’ In: Guadelupe Valdes, Anthony G. Lozano, and Rodolfo Garcia-Moya (eds.), Teaching Spanish to the Hispanic bilingual. New York: Teachers College, 146-156.

Sterling, C.M. & C. Robson (ed.) (1992), Psychology, Spelling and Education, Multilingual Matters, Clevedon

Strang, B. (1970), A History of English, Methuen

Stubbs, M. (1980), Language and Literacy, Routledge Kegan Paul

Swann, C. (1990), Language and Typography

Taavitsainen, I., Melchers, G. & Pahta, P. (eds.) (1999), Writing in Non-standard English, Benjamins

Tabossi, P. & Laghi, L. (1992). 'Semantic priming in the pronunciation of words in two writing systems: Italian and English'. Memory and Cognition, Vol.20, 30~313.

Tannen, D. (1982) (ed.), Spoken and Written Language: Exploring Orality and Literacy, Ablex, New Jersey

Taylor, I. & Olson, D.R. (eds) (1995), Scripts and Literacy, Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Temple, C., Nathan, R., Temple, F. & Burris, N.A. (1993), The Beginnings of Writing, Allyn & Bacon, Third edition

Treiman, R. (1993), Beginning to Spell, Oxford University Press

Treiman, R. at al (1995), ‘What happened to the “n” of sink? children’s spelling of final consonant clusters’, Cognition, 55, 1-38

Tschichold, J. (1991). The Art of the Book. Point Roberts Washington; Hartley and Marks

Tschichold, J. (1992), Treasury of Alphabets and Lettering, Lund Humphries

Tubaro, A., & Tubaro, I. (1994), Lettering: Studies and Research on the Evolution of Writing and Print Typefaces, Idea books, Milan

Vallins, G.H. (1965), Spelling, Andre Deutsch, London

Venezky, R.L. (1970), The Structure of English Orthography, Mouton

Venezky, R. & J.F. Kavanagh (eds.) (1980), Orthography, Reading and Dyslexia, University Park Press, Baltimore

Wijk, A. (1966), Rules of Pronunciation for the English Language, OUP

Williamson, L. (1980), ‘The influence of phonetics, semantics, etymology and preference on English spelling’, LACUS, 546-572

Wimmer, H., & Goswami, U. (1994), ‘The influence of orthographic consistency on reading development: word recognition in English and German children’, Cognition, 91-103

Yule, V. (1978), ‘ Is there evidence for Chomsky’s interpretation of English spelling?’, Spelling Processes Bulletin, 18, 4, 10-12

Yule, V. (1991), Orthographic Factors in Reading: Spelling and Society, Ph.D., Monash