English language -- Orthography and spelling
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
A historical and linguistic study of the nineteenth century Mormon attempts to reform English orthography
Typewritten student paper prepared for the Brigham Young University Honors Program. Contains a study of the Deseret Alphabet, its origin, problems, use and failure in Utah society during 1850-1877.
Contains materials accumulated while Skousen was doing linguistic research as a consultant for Houghton Mifflin, Weidner Communications, Satellite Software International, and ITT, on topics such as English spelling and spelling reform, syllabification, verb types, and English phonemes. Materials dated 1978-1986.
Royal Skousen materials for History of the text of the Book of Mormon : spelling in the manuscripts and editions, 2006-2020
Contains writing and publication materials for Volume 3, Part 6 of Skousen's Book of Mormon Critical Text Project series, including introductory material, formatting details, chapter and topical section files (graphemes, capitalization, spacing, hypens, punctuation, etc.), background information on Book of Mormon scribes, analysis of misspellings, PDFs, index cards, reviews, final versions, uncut signatures, etc. Materials dated 2006-2020.
Contains primarily (by bulk) examples of spelling errors (including some original documents and some photocopies, sometimes both) demonstrated by Skousen's children and wife, himself, his students or colleagues, and his neighbors/friends/ward members. It also contains oversize proofs from the O and P manuscripts (Critical Text Project), including introductory material and photo plate drafts. Materials dated 1962-2014.