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Media: The Return of 'Simplified English Spelling'

Submitter: Michael Teegarden

Submitter Email: mjteegarden@yahoo.com
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Media Body: Presented in the media, of interest particularly to educators:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060705/ap_on_re_us/simpl_wurdz

-- Michael Teegarden
Issue Number: 17.1972
Date Posted: July 05, 2006

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