Eyes Before Ease

Eyes Before Ease

The Unsolved Mysteries and Secret Histories of Spelling

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a look at the history of spelling and explains why spelling is still important.

McGraw Hill

Is spelling still important in the age of spellcheckers? Ask Dan Quayle

Part guide to better spelling, part paean to an endangered art, Eyes Before Ease is filled with fascinating trivia, historical asides, astute personal observations, and good-natured humor about why spelling is still important--even with the advent of spellcheckers. Professor Larry Beason argues that spelling is more than just the correct arrangement of letters--it sheds light on the human experience itself. It lets us communicate with other people, it indicates (right or wrong) our intelligence, and also brings us together as a community.

Beason also explains why our particular spelling system is so difficult, how to become a better speller, and why you should never trust a cyborg for the correct spelling of a homophone.



Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2006
ISBN: 9780071459549
0071459545
Branch Call Number: 421.52 BEA
Characteristics: xii, 276 p. ; 22 cm

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