Information, amusement, opinion and advice about writing systems in general and English spelling and the English writing system in particular.
Tests of various aspects of English spelling and punctuation
Games: Letter games Sequence games
English Spelling System
Spelling facts and fancies
The language of the street
On-line popular articles etc
Nu Spelin' 4 Old [Polish translation] Getting in a Strop about Spelling Hard Spell Can they spell your name in Karachi? British & American style spelling Helping children with spelling The Liter Side of Spelling Is spelling really hard?
Vivian Cook (2004), The English Writing System, Arnold; Japanese trans 2008
Vivian Cook (2004), Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary, Profile. American edition, Simon and Schuster 2005
Vivian Cook and Benedetta Bassetti (eds.) (2005), Second Language Writing Systems, Multilingual Matters. Chinese edition 2007
Vivian Cook and Des Ryan (eds.) (2016), The Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System
Journal: Writing Systems Research
Formerly at homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c