Spelling is mentioned in the news articles somewhere in the world every few days. The News pages aim to capture these articles as a matter of record and of interest.

Elizabeth Kuizenga

Elizabeth Kuizenga, a long standing member of the Society and of its Committee, died on Christmas Day 2016 after a long battle with cancer. We offer our sincere condolences to all her family. This page is devoted to her memory and in recognition of her major contribution to the cause of spelling reform.

Recent additions

These are usually the newest items by publication date, but items of historic interest are occasionally added.

2018-08-30 — Smoothing out English spelling More ►

2018-08-14 — English is crowdsourced More ►

2018-08-10 — Is it pronounced GIF or JIF? And why do we care? In the 1980s, anyone using computers quickly encountered two significant problems with images: interoperability, and size. More ►

2018-08-10 — A university spelled 'Board of trustees' incorrectly in its diplomas for 6 years before it was spotted More ►

2018-08-03 — City Lecturer uncovers the mechanisms of norm changes by analysing English and Spanish languages through Big Data study More ►

2018-08-03 — Study identifies how social norms change More ►

2018-07-11 — English orthography Hotdog or hot-dog? More ►

2011-11-02 — Is English Making Us Dyslexic? Why it might be time to revamp our native tongue More ►

Press releases

See press releases previously issued by the Society.

How to use the News archives

Articles are presented as year archives of summaries, in reverse chronological order (ie latest first). Each summary ends with a citation which links to the original full article. Links to the year archives are given below. The number in parentheses is the summary count for that archive.

You can also use a citation to link directly to a specific summary in a year archive. For example, the following link takes you directly to Readable English system a boost for foreign students and opens it in a new window:

http://spellingsociety.org/news-archive-2016#[The_Australian, 2016-03-19]

Note that articles dated before 2010 are bundled into one page, and links must be modified accordingly.

The Society cannot guarantee that the original articles are still available. Some articles are behind pay walls or are available only by subscripton. The Society is not responsible for this and cannot help you if you have difficulty accessing the article. Dead links are another matter: please report any dead links to the page editor.

To suggest an article for inclusion, send its URL to the page editor. It will be included if it is judged suitable. Submissions are not acknowledged unless you specifically request it — but they are appreciated!

Page editor: N Paterson. Contact by email or form.

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