See also: J12-J19 1992-1995, J20-J28 1996-2000, J29-now 2001-now.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society.

Contents of the first (British) series J1-J11 1985-1989.

J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, J6, J7, J8, J9, J10, J11.

Permission to reproduce material from the journals as hard copy should be obtained from the SSS and the source acknowledged. The most recent journal is sent to new members. See Joining SSS.


Simplified Spelling Society Newsletter Autumn 1985.
Later designated Journal J1.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
Papers from the Society's Fourth International Conference,
Southampton University, 26-28 July 1985:
•  3. Laurence Fennelly. Spelling Reform Now.
•  5. David V. Moseley. Steps Towards More Efficient Learning (Abstract & Table).
•  6. Govind N.Deodhekar. Lingua Anglica.
•  7. R.I.Damper. Spelling Reform from an Engineer's Point of View (Abstract).
•  7. Valerie Yule. Literate Adults' Response to Spelling Reform Abstract).
•  8. R.G.Baker. Spelling Reform and Politics: the Case of Norwegian.
•  10. Abraham F.Citron. Spelling Reform for the Computer Age.
•  15. C.J.H.Jolly. The Introduction by Stages of New Letter-symbols.
•  18. Christopher Upward. Cut Spelling as a First-Stage Reform, Part 1, Part 2.

Simplified Spelling Society Newsletter 1986/1 Spring.
Later designated Journal J2.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial
Correspondence:
•  3. Letters from Mona Cross, Doug Everingham, Ayb Citron.
Feature:
•  5. Francis Knowles. Information Theory and its Implications for Spelling Reforms.
1985 Conference Papers (cont.):
•  14. Edgar Gregersen. Morphological Considerations in the Creation of Rational Orthographies.
•  18. Madhukar N. Gogate. A World Script is Necessary.
•  20. Harvie Barnard. When Noah Missed the Boat.
•  22. Garry Jimmieson. Spelling Reform 1 - And Nothing Else!
•  24. H. W. Herbert. Spelling Reform Now.
Article:
•  26. Gilbert Rae. Dropping Useless E.
Series:
•  27. David Stark. 2 - Phonics and Spelling.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1986/2 Summer.
Later designated Journal J3.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
Correspondence:
•  3. Letters from Alun Bye (incl. British Telecom), Robert Craig, John Downing, Tom McArthur, David Moseley, Edward Rondthaler, Valerie Yule.
Feature:
•  5. John C.Wells. English Accents and their Implications for Spelling Reform.
From around the world:
•  14. Australia, Germany, Netherlands, India, USA.
Spelling Irregularities:
•  17. The Chaos.
Articles:
•  22. Maurice Harrison. Pamflet 11. A History of the Simplified Spelling Society up to 1970.
•  25. Chris Upward. The Cut Spelling debate: points arising.
•  26. Robert Craig. A Sartorial-Orthographical Parable.
Series:
•  27. David Stark 3 - Standardised Spelling-Pronunciation 1.
Insert:
•  Conference Announcement and Application Form.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society 1987/1.
Later designated Journal J4.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial & Conference Dates.
Correspondence:
•  3. Letters from Harvie Barnard, Robert Craig, Madhukar Gogate, Bill Herbert, Richard Lung.
Continuing Debate:
•  4. Edward Rondthaler replies on American Alternative Spelling.
Feature:
•  5. David Brazil. The Transcription of Pronunciation in Dictionaries and its Implications for Spelling
Articles:
•  11. Edward Smith. A New Orthography on Morphophonematic Principles.
•  18. Christopher Upward. Heterographs in English.
Notice:
•  18. The Mont Follick Library
Review:
•  26. Helen Bonnema Bisgard. John Henry Martin & Ardy Friedberg 'Writing to Read'.
Series:
•  27. David Stark. 4 - Escaping from a Dialect Straitjacket 1.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society 1987/2.
Later designated Journal J5.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
Report:
•  4. The House of Lords debates spelling.
Feature:
•  5. John Downing. The Transfer of Skill in Language Functions. re-edited for J28.
Articles:
•  13. Arnold Pitt. The Spelling of Esperanto.
•  14. Jean-Marc Trouille. Changes in the Spelling of Dutch.
•  16. Robert Craig. English Spelt by West African Standard Pronunciation.
•  17. Christopher Upward. Cut Speling - a Linguistic Universl?
•  25. Richard Lung. Reginald Deans, Inventor of Britic.
Review:
•  28. Valerie Yule. Andrew W Ellis Reading, Writing and Dyslexia.
PostScript:
•  29. The author of The Chaos.
Series:
•  30. David Stark. 5 - Escaping from a Dialect Straitjacket 2.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1987/3.
Later designated Journal J6.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
Tribute:
•  6. Professor John Downing, President of the Society 1972-87.
Reports:
•  7. The Society's Fifth International Conference, 24-26 July 1987.
•  8. Submission to the Committee of Inquiry into English Language Teaching.
•  12. Madhukar N Gogate. Roman Lipi Parishad.
•  14. Charles F Kleber. Better Education thru Simplified Spelling, Inc., Annual Report 1985-86.
•  14. European Contacts:- France. Liaisons-Heso, Germany. Prof Dr. Gerhard Augst.
Articles:
•  14. Laurence Fennelly. Discussion of Revised 'New Spelling'.
•  17. Edgar Gregerson. The Vowels of Moon and June in a rational spelling of English.
•  21. Christopher Upward. Can Cut Speling Cut Mispeling?
•  25. Valerie Yule. English Spelling and Pidgin: Examples of International English Spelling,
Review:
•  29. Kenneth H Ives. Carol M Eastman. Language Planning: an Introduction.
Miscellaneous:
•  31. Spelling Poems by Ellis, Upward, Mortimer; The <-ise, -ize> Dilemma;
•  32. Spelling Innovation in the Service of Advertising; Publications.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1988/1.
Later designated Journal J7.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
From the Society's 5th International Conference 1987: Spelling for Efficiency:
•  5. Tom McArthur. Form and Reform: the Four Great Communicative Shifts.
•  9. Discussion.
•  13. John M Fletcher & Christopher A Upton. The Use of Abbreviated English in Oxford 1483-1660.
•  17. David Stark. Defining a Literary Phonetic Standard for World English.
•  18. Ronald Threadgall. The Initial Teaching Alphabet: Proven Efficiency and Future Prospects
•  20. Thomas Hofmann International Requirements for Spelling Reform
Articles:
•  23. John Skelton. Sound and Symbol: the Case of Romaji.
•  25. Christopher Upward. Can Cut Speling Cut Misprints?
From Around the World:
•  28. Australia. Valerie Yule. Style in Australia: current practices in spelling, punctuation, hyphenation, etc.
•  31. France. Susan Baddeley AIROE: an Association for Spelling Reform in France.
•  32. Germany. from the Institut für deutsche Sprache Sprachreport 4/87
•  32. India. Madhukar N Gogate. Some Views on English Spelling Reform.
Short Items:
•  33. Stanley Gibbs. 'New Spelling' Amendments,
•  33. Ayb Citron. Spelling, the Underclass, Power.
A Literary Potpourri
•  34. How do you spell Shakespeare?
•  35. From - The Pickwick Papers, Riddley Walker, Mots d'Heures.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1988/2.
Later designated Journal J8.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
Profile:
•  4. Introducing Donald G Scragg, President of the Simplified Spelling Society.
From the Society's 5th International Conference 1987: Spelling for Efficiency:
•  5. Patrick Hanks. The Hyphen in Written English: Conventionality and Efficiency
•  11. Francis Knowles. Morphology versus Phonology in the Spelling of Slavonic Languages.
•  17. Christopher Jolly. The Marketability of Spelling Reform.
•  20. John Kerr. The Implications of Spelling Reform for the Skilled Reader.
Points of Debate:
•  21. The Society replies to the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Teaching of English Language.
•  24. Patrick Hanks and Chris Upward discuss the Feasibility of Spelling Reform.
•  29. Valerie Yule replies to Sue Palmer (UKRA).
•  32. Stanley Gibbs. The Simplified Spelling Society's 1984 Proposals.
•  32. Traugott Rohner raises 5 questions about Cut Spelling.
Reviews:
•  33. Chris Upward reviews Recent Writing on Spelling: ALBSU, Comrie, Crystal, Mason.
•  35. Edward Rondthaler reviews CLIE Working Paper No. 10 The Synchronic Organization of English Spelling.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1988/3.
Later designated Journal J9.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
From the Society's 5th International Conference 1987: Spelling for Efficiency:
•  4. Adam Brown. A Singaporean Corpus of Misspellings: Analysis and Implications.
•  11. Edgar Gregersen. The Strategy of Spelling Reform in Stages: Pros and Cons.
•  14. Julius Nyikos. A Sibilant Extravaganza, or, How on earth could Johnny read?
•  17. Christopher Upward. Conflicting Eficiency Criteria in Cut Speling - 1.
Approaches to Spelling Reform:
•  24. The Society's submission to the National Curriculum English Working Group.
•  27. Doug Everingham. The Case for SR1, and nothing else.
•  30. Edward Rondthaler. 1988 Update on the Dictionary of Simplified American Spelling.
•  32. Valerie Yule. Review of Rondthaler 'Dictionary of Simplified American Spelling'.
Media:
•  33. 'Spelling it out' on BBC 1.
Index
•  35. The Society's Newsletters and Journals from Summer 1985 to 1988 No.3 by author and subject. [This has been superseded by journal authors, journal topics, newsletter contributors, newsletter topics.]

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society 1989/1.
Later designated Journal J10.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
Articles:
•  5. Jean Hutchins. Dyslexia and Simplified Spelling.
•  10. Susan Baddeley. Spelling Reform in France: Past, Present and ...Future?
•  13. Thomas R Hofmann Showing Pronunciation in EFL Teaching.
•  19. David Stark. Implementing Spelling Reform - an Introduction.
•  21. Christopher Upward Conflicting Eficiency Criteria in Cut Speling - 2.
Reviews & reports
•  30. Edward Rondthaler reviews CLIE Working Paper No. 11 English Spelling and Educational Progress.
•  30. Christopher Jolly reviews Katherine Perera Children's Writing and Reading.
•  31. Valerie Yule reports on the Australian Style Council 1988.
•  32. Department of Education & Science English for Ages 5 to 11 (excerpts from the Cox Report).
•  34. Reports from the Society's deliberations.
1 - Strategy. 2 - The Cut Spelling Working Group.
Miscellany
•  35. UKRA John Downing award appeal; Lindgren cartoon.

Journal of the Simplified Spelling Society, 1989/2.
Later designated Journal J11.

Contents.
•  2. Editorial.
•  3. Correspondence.
Inaugural presidential address:
•  4. Donald G Scragg. English Spelling and its Reform: some observations from a historical perspective.
From around the world:
•  9. Asmah Haji Omar. The Malay Spelling Reform.
•  14. Susan Baddeley. Progress of the Spelling Reform Debate in France.
•  15. Upward/Augst/IdS. Recent Developments in 'Re-regulating' Written German.
•  18. Madhukar N Gogate. Progress with Roman Lipi in India.
•  21. George C Bischoff. Romanian-English Orthographical Anecdote.
Articles, Debate, Report, Research:
•  21. Visual Disruption from Letter-Omission.
•  22. David Stark. 2 - The Principle of Minimal Interference.
•  24. Anon. Strategies of an Adult Dyslexic.
•  25. Edgar Gregerson & Christopher Upward discuss Morfemes and Cut Spelling.
•  29. Appeal for data on alternative spellings and misspellings by 6 to 11 year olds.
•  30. Valerie Yule. Experimental Versions of Cut Spelling - CS1 and CS2.
•  31. Robert Craig. Towards an International Orthografy, or Planning the World Language.
•  32. Submission from the SSS and the UK i.t.a. Federation to the National Curriculum Council.
Miscellany.
•  35. Lindgren cartoon; Notices.

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See also: J12-J19 1992-1995, J20-J28 1996-2000, J29-now 2001-now.