Spelling Progress Bulletin. Contents.

SPB was edited and published by Newell W Tune in California, 1961-1983. See Bulletin Riters and Bulletin Topics. He issued an Anthology of SPB articles in Spelling Reform: A Comprehensive Survey.
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Spring 1976. Volume XVI, No. 1. pdf file 340kb
1. Can a child be taught to spell?, by C. E. Lutkin.
2. The Confusions of Traditional Orthography in Learning to Read - and How they Can be Removed, by Sir James Pitman, K.B.E.
4. A Summary Analysis of Chp. 6 & 7 of the Bullock Report, by Douglas Pidgeon.
6. Viewpoints IV: on Spelling Reform, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D, LL.D.
10. Can Yioux Say Sault?, by Mickey Porter.
11. Spelling and Spelling Reform: Arguments Pro and Con, by Valerie Yule.
20. The Spelling Action Society.

Summer 1976. Volume XVI, No. 2. pdf file 295kb
1. Illiteracy: a short cut crime, by Charles M. Phillips, JR.
2. Some Technical and Social Problems of Spelling Reform, by George Turner.
5. Proceedings of the 1975 Conference of the Simplified Spelling Society.
6. The Scholarly Case Agenst Spelling Reform: Does it Exist? by Mark O'Connor.
10. Spelling and Phonics, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
18. The Case for English Spelling Reform, by Gertrude Hildreth, Ph.D.
Our Readers Write:
   19. An Answer to "The Folly of Spelling Reform", by Arnold Rupert.
   20. Research in Reading, by Harvie Barnard.

Fall 1976 Volume XVI, No. 3. pdf file 305kb
1. Simplified English Spelling for International Usage by Abraham Tauber, Ph.D.
2. Sight Words and/or Phonics, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
7. Word Perception: Imagery, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
8. Th' Watermelon Hound, by Newell W. Tune.
9. Spelling and Spelling Reform in the Netherlands, by B. C. Damsteegt.
16. Causes of Crime -- 1: Illiteracy and its Roots, by Harvie Barnard.
Our Readers Write:
   20. Comments on: "Causes of Crime," by Judge Charles M. Phillips, Jr.
   20. Emphasis on Communication, by Harvie Barnard.
   20. Comments on "Viewpoints on Spelling Reform," by Newell W. Tune.
Book Review:
   20. "How to Study in College," by Walter Pauk.

Winter 1976. Volume XVI, No. 4. pdf file 261kb
2. Stress: Syllable and Phrase, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
3. Stress Phenomena: a Delineation, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
4. Five Fundamental Vowel Sounds, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
5. Tense and Lax Vowels, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
6. English Orthography as Conspicuous Consumption, by Abraham F. Citron, Ph.D.
9. boihuud difficultyz in the 1890'z, bie Harry M. Veenstra (transliterated by Helen Bonnema Bisgard).
13. Viewpoints V: on Spelling Reform, by Newell W. Tune.
19. Frustration, the Basic Roadblock to Lerning and Teaching, by Harvie Barnard.
20. How to Teach Spelling, by Newell W. Tune.

Spring 1977. Volume XVII, No. 1. pdf file 388kb
*1. SSS Reading & Spelling Symposium. SSS 2nd International Conference.
2. Language for International Communication - One or Two?, by Sir James Pitman, K.B.E.
10. One Alphabet for Reading and Writing English, by Gertrude Hildreth.
12. Function Words: Grammatical Indicators, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
16. What is Reading? an Answer by Harvie Barnard.
16. The Three F's of Education - Frustration, Fear, Failure'. by Harvie Barnard.
18. Letteritis (the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life), by Peter B. Stolee.
Book Reviews, by Gertrude Hildreth and Newell W. Tune:
   20. Learning to Read with Understanding, by John Downing.
   20. Writing without Letters, by Ernst Pulgram et al. Edited by Win. Haas.

Summer 1977. Volume XVII, No. 2. pdf file 384kb
2. Spelling and Phonics II, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
4. Sounds and Phonograms II (Variant Spellings), by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D, LL.D.
5. Sounds and Phonograms III (Variant Spellings), by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D, LL.D.
6. The Development of Danish Orthography, by Mogens Jansen & Tom Harpøth.
8. The Holiday, by Frank T. du Feu.
9. A Decade of Achievement with i.t.a., by John Henry Martin.
9. Ten Years with i.t.a. in California, by Eva Boyd.
11. Logic and Good Judgement needed in Selecting the Symbols to Represent the Sounds of Spoken English, by Newell W. Tune.
11. Criteria for Selecting a System of Reformed Spelling for a Permanent Reform, by Newell W. Tune.
12. Those Dropping Test Scores, by Harvie Barnard.
13. Why Johnny Still Can't Learn to Read, by Newell W. Tune.
14. A Condensed Summary of Reasons For and Against Orthographic Simplification, by Harvie Barnard.
16. An Explanation of Vowels Followed by /r/ in World English Spelling (I.L.M.), Compiled by Helen Bonnema Bisgard, Ed.D.
16. From Thought to Communication, by Harvie Barnard.
17. Simplified English Spelling for International Usage, Part 2, by Abraham Tauber, Ph.D.
19. Salutatory (skool daze), by Elmer Stevens, from Boken, by Geo. Shelly Hughs.
Book Reviews, by Allan Ward, and Newell W. Tune:
   20. A History of English Spelling, by D. G. Scragg.
   20. Handbook of American English Spelling, by Lee C. Deighton.
   20. 2500 Spanish Idioms, by Raymond H. Pierson.

Fall 1977. Volume XVII, No. 3. pdf file 316kb
1. SSS 1977 International conference Council. The Spelling Circle.
2. Readability, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
5. Readability: Linguistic Factors, by Emn@ett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
8.*LIFE*, a Practical Course in Communications for International Use, by Harvie Barnard, (*Lojical International Fonetic English*).
11. The Italian "a" Controversy, by Helen Bonnema Bisgard, Ed.D.
13. In Defense of Continental Sound Values for English Vowel Letters, by John E. Chappell, Jr. Ph.D.
15. A Saen Balans Between Tradishun and Lojik, by Edward Rondthaler.
*15. Light at the End of the Tunnel, by Edward Rondthaler.
Our Readers Write Us:
   20. On Youth Crime, by Harvie Barnard.
   20. The International Aspects of Spelling Reform, by Abe Citron, Ph.D.
   20. WETM or WETA?, by Newell W. Tune.
   20. Personal Experience with Spelling, by Anonymous.

Winter 1977. Volume XVII, No. 4. pdf file 264kb
1. Obituary: Dr. Godfrey Dewey.
2. The Right to Read and Write, by Raymond E. Laurita.
3. A New Perspective of English Orthography and its Effect upon Speech to Print Relationships, by Raymond E. Laurita.
10. The Vaecancy, by Frank du Feu.
10. What is Reading? by Newell W. Tune.
11. Eagerness to Learn, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
13. Visualization, the Base of Learning -- Human Programming, by Harvie Barnard.
14. Accent on Teaching, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
14. Illiteracy and the Navy, by Vice Admiral James D. Watkins.
Book Reviews by Emmett A. Betts and Helen B. Bisgard:
   16. Regularized English, Regularized Inglish, by Axel Wijk.
   19. A History of English Spelling, by D. G. Scragg.
   19. Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, by Neil Postman.

Spring 1978. Volume XVIII, No. 1. pdf file 281kb
1. Let's Write What We Say, by Charles Gerras.
Talks given at the annual meeting of the Educational Records Bureau,
2. Introductory remarks, by Dr. Richard S. Levine.
3. An Alternative Initial Learning Medium, World English Spelling, by Godfrey Dewey, Ed. D.
5. The Time Has Come, by George H. Baird, Ph.D.
7. Problems and Promises in Reading Instruction, by Dr. Brandon B. Sparkman.
10. Transition in Spelling, by Mrs. Jessie Lintern.
11. Who Teaches Transition?, by Doris A. Cox, Ed. D., and Virginia Belasco.
12. Dictionary Respellings of English Words, by Gertrude Hildreth, Ph.D.
15. The Gide, (poem), by Frank T. du Feu.
Book Review, edited by Newell W. Tune:
   16. Dictionary of Pronunciation, by Abraham & Betty Lass.
Our Readers Write Us:
   17. The English Language for World Wide Commerce, by Harvie Barnard.
   17. Answer by Sen. Warren G. Magnuson.
   18. Searching for a better I.L.M. by Ed Starrett.
   18. Reply, (in SR-1), by Newell W. Tune.
   19. Rationale for Devising a Better I, L. M., by Ed Starrett.
   20. Quo Vadis Corrector?, by Newell W. Tune.

Summer 1978. Volume XVIII, No. 2. pdf file 352kb
1. Speech and Word Perception, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
2. Why Some Blacks are Successful and Others are Failures, by Irene J. Martin.
10. Why must Johnny learn how to read? by Nicholas von Hoffman.
10. Rebuttal to the above, by Newell W. Tune.
11. Spelling and Reading: How are They Related?, by Leo Fay, Ph.D.
12. The probability of failure in i.t.a. and t.o., by John Downing, Ph.D.
15. All the Way with Phonics, by Abraham F. Citron, Ph.D.
18. Teacher Competence: Phonemics, Orthographics, and Perception, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
19. Teacher Competence: Phonics Quotient, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D, LL.D.
24. Word Perception: Strategies and Tactics, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D, LL.D.
26. Word Perception: Linguistic Factors, by Richard Allington.
26. Phonics, Miscues, and What's-The-Next-Word Syndrome, by Thomas D. Horn

Fall 1978. Volume XVIII, No. 3. pdf file 209kb
*2. English Orthography: a Case of Psychological Child Abuse, by Abraham Citron, Ph.D.
5. A Discussion of Spelling Reform, by Kyril Evans.
9. Spelling Reform: Not only Why, but Which, When, How, Where, and by Whom, by Newell W. Tune.
11. The Key to Better Education, by Brenda Johns.
14. Quo Warranto (By What Authority) by James C. McGhee.
15. To Whom it May Concern, by Leo G. Davis.
*16. The Essential Requirements for a Reformed Spelling, by Walter Gassner, Ph.D.
18. Simplification and Photo-Typesetting, by Edward Rondthaler.
19. A Fairer Opportunity for English-Speaking Pupils, by Peter B. Stolee.

Winter 1978. Volume XVIII, No. 4. pdf file 322kb
1. Phonemic Spelling Council, successor to Simpler Spelling Association.
2. Why Digraphs Impede Learning, by Sir James Pitman, K.B.E.
3. Do Digraphs Impede Learning, by Godfrey Dewey, Ed.D.
4. Rejoinder to Dewey's Arguments, by Sir James Pitman, K.B.E.
6. Relative Frequency of Occurrence as a Factor in the Phonemic and Graphemic Problems of English, by Godfrey Dewey, Ed.D.
10. Is there evidence for Chomsky's interpretation of English spelling? by Valerie Yule.
13. Reading: A Class is Plural, by Emmett Albert Betts, Ph.D., LL.D.
16. A Fonetic Analysis of Present Day Spellings, by Frank T. du Feu.
17. Laedy Thhrip, by Frank T. du Feu.
Book Review, by Helen Bonnema Bisgard, Ed.D:
   18. Relative Frequency of English Spellings, by Godfrey Dewey.
Our Readers Write Us:
   19. Is it possible to devise an allophonic alphabet, by Sir James Pitman, KBE.
   20. Reply by Newell W. Tune.

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