How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Primer: A Tool for Developing Early Reading Materials
The authors present a computer program and instructions for developing reading materials in languages with little or no background in literacy. The book is structured as a how-to manual with step by step procedures to establish an appropriate primer sequence and to organize words, phrases, and sentences that correlate with the sequence. It presupposes a thorough knowledge of linguistics.