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Thu Oct 17 1996

Sum: German spelling reform

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Message 1: spelling reform

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 14:51:20 BST
From: GAVIN O SHEA LINGUISTICS PG <GOSHEAacadamh.ucd.ie>
Subject: spelling reform

A number of months ago I posted a query on the German spelling reform,
which was then about to be introduced. On the 1st July the political
decisions were taken to eventually bring a reform about. Since
posting my query, there has been a constant trickle of enquiries
asking where further information is available. Therefore I have put
together the following _small_ list on the topic, of WWW addresses.

On the German reform, I have only been able to locate information in
German, at:

http://www.ids-mannheim.de/pub/rechtschreibung.html
and
http://www.wuerzburg.de/spec/rechtschreibreform/ortho_98.html/#INHALT

both of these include references to printed works. The only decent
article on the reform in English is in the Journal of the Simplified
Spelling Society, 1995, 2, 18-21; which is a translation of a Spiegel
interview. That society may publish a more up to date article in their
second issue for 1996.


If people are interested in similar proposals for English, you can
try:

http://www.les.acton.ac.uk/simplspel.html
(that hyphen before the 'simpl' may be dot!)

and for foreign loans in Dutch and Norwegian respectively:

http://www.nl.net/~koopal/nlfaqs/nwspel-brochure.html

http://www. dokpro.uio.no/sprakrad/engord.html

I hope this will be of help to some more people interested in the
subject.

Gavin O Se
Dept. Linguistics
Ucd
Dublin 4 (gosheaacadamh.ucd.ie)
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