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 Representative Phil English (PA21) - English testifies on behalf of balanced campaign finance reform
English said his proposals could be included in a larger campaign finance reform bill which addresses other issues such as soft-money reform.
English also included a provision that would prohibit winning federal candidates who loaned their campaign money from making any repayment to the loan after the candidates take office.
English emphasized that any campaign finance reform must ensure that candidates run on their merits and enjoy a broad base of grassroots support.
www.house.gov /english/press2001/cfr062801.html   (440 words)

  
 The English Reform Movement
The king, who favored the Reform Bill, overode the resistance of the House of Lords by threatening to appoint additional peers.
The controversy involving the Corn Laws is particularly suggestive of the political changes that were taking place during the years of the English Reform Movement.
The key to the success of the English Reform movement was the passage of the Reform Bill of 1832, which, by greatly expanding the suffrage, compelled the government to respond to the political pressures generated by industrialization.
www2.sunysuffolk.edu /westn/reform.html   (750 words)

  
 ENGLISH SOCIAL REFORM FROM WESLEY TO THE VICTORIAN ERA
The first dramatic social reform to grow out of the quickening of the national conscience was the freeing of the slaves in England in 1772, which was almost wholly the work of Granville Sharp (Sharp pressured the English "Supreme Court" into liberating about 15,000 slaves then residing in England).
The great reform leader in the next generation was Lord Ashley, the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, and also a devout Christian.
The contrast between the accomplishments of the English Evangelicals from the time of Wesley to the Victorian era and the frustrations of today is most fascinating.
wesley.nnu.edu /wesleyan_theology/theojrnl/06-10/07-2.htm   (2768 words)

  
 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Schools special reports | Call for reform of English A-level
English literature may need to be ditched as a free-standing A-level so more students can study topics such as TV drama and crime fiction, teachers have suggested.
The National Association for the Teaching of English (Nate) published a report yesterday arguing that English literature A-level must be transformed into a broader course for sixth-formers.
Mr Snapper stressed the reforms would not mean abandoning "the classics" such as Dickens, Chaucer and Shakespeare, but it was important to break down the barriers between the study of literature and language, he said.
education.guardian.co.uk /alevels2004/story/0,14505,1463491,00.html   (450 words)

  
 English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to southeastern Great Britain in the 5th century AD and earlier by Germanic settlers and Germanic auxiliary troops from various parts of northwest Germany (Saxons, Angles) as well as Denmark (Jutes).
English is today the third most widely distributed language as a first spoken language in the world, after Mandarin and Hindi (see the ranking).
English is the most widely learned and used foreign language, and as such, some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural sign of 'native English speakers', but is rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures worldwide as it continues to grow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_language   (6309 words)

  
 Reasons to reform English
Quiche looks like an English word, but it is actually French, and that's why no one ever reads it right the first time.
In English, the p is never pronounced, in Greek it always is. In Greek, the y sounds like "ee," all of the o's sound like "oh," not "ah," and the g sounds like a g, not like a j.
English spelling is worse on this than it is with showing word history.
www.angelfire.com /wa/derludwig/reasons.html   (1701 words)

  
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We can make the generalization that English spelling in Late ME was relatively phonetic, for there was a fair measure of correlation between spelling and pronunciation.
As a remedy for the orthographic confusion in the EModE period, advocates of reform in the last half of the sixteenth century and the first half of the seventeenth century proposed that English spelling be remodeled along phonetic lines to reflect more accurately contemporary pronunciation.
The majority of spelling changes that actually were adopted were determined bv correctors, that is proofreaders and editors who sought to spell the samc word morc or less uniformly in texts produced from their presses As a result of their conservative efforts, influenced mainly by Late ME SEM forms, there emerged bny c.
members.tripod.com /~Duermueller/spellingreform.html   (646 words)

  
 The English language causes ambiguities that can be improved.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Reform #2: In ordinary conversation it is commonly not a problem, but often in literary works an indirect object is not clearly identified so we must reread to determine the proper sense of a sentence.
Reform #3: In dealing with our physical senses, one must frequently reflect on the content of a sentence to realize which physical sense is being exercised.
Reform #4: I have often puzzled over the manner of presentation of relative sizes or magnitudes and have been forced to reflect on context in order to assign meaning.
www.rationallink.org /Engrefm.htm   (478 words)

  
 John Dee and the English Calendar: Science, Religion and Empire
The Gregorian reform of the calendar is familiar to historians of the early modern period, if only through those little notes that precede almost every work on the period advising the reader about the conventions used in old style and new style dating.
It was the duty of the reformed churches actively to distance themselves from the church of Rome.
Although it was recognised that the reform was only to the time of Nicaea and not that of Christ, it was pointed out that the Council of Nicaea was held in the highest regard by the Church of England, not least because it had been presided over by a Christian emperor, Constantine.
serendipity.nofadz.com /hermetic/cal_stud/jdee.html   (5761 words)

  
 Webster Language
It has been observed by all writers, on the English language, that the orthography or spelling of words is very irregular; the same letters often representing different sounds, and the same sounds often expressed by different letters.
The English tongue, tho later in its progress towards perfection, has attained to a considerable degree of purity, strength and elegance, and been employed, by an active and scientific nation, to record almost all the events and discoveries of ancient and modem times.
Compare this prospect, which is not visionary, with the state of the English language in Europe, almost confined to an Island and to a few millions of people; then let reason and reputation decide, how far America should be dependent on a transatlantic nation, for her standard and improvements in language.
edweb.sdsu.edu /people/DKitchen/new_655/webster_language.htm   (3493 words)

  
 Question 18.1.5: How is Reform Judaism structured in the rest of the world?
Answer: The world organization for Reform Judaism is the [5]World Union for Progressive Judaism ([6]http://www.rj.org/wupj/), which is headquartered in Jerusalem.
In 1842 the English Reform movement split into two factions, one of which was more traditional, while the other was more liberal.
Members of reform congregations in the UK are likely to see themselves closer in beliefs to the US Reform movement and not to the Conservative.
www.faqs.org /faqs/judaism/FAQ/10-Reform/section-6.html   (805 words)

  
 SpecGram--A 21st Century Proposal for English Spelling Reform--H. Sanderson Chambers III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
century was the heyday of the Simplified Spelling movement, which sought to reform English spelling on the grounds that it was "mard by absurdities and inconsistencies".
In English, on the other hand, competent spelling is seen, correctly, as a significant intellectual achievement, and champion spellers even appear as guests on late-night talk shows.
Spelling English correctly is enough of a challenge that foreigners and native speakers alike are attracted to the task, and are proud of whatever level of success they manage to attain.
specgram.com /CXLIX.1/03.chambers.reform.html   (1047 words)

  
 Fanetik: Thoroughgoing Spelling Reform for English, At Least for Teaching
English is by far the most important international language in the history of the world, used by more people, across a larger area, and in more fields, than any other, ever.
But English spelling is so far from either phonetic or consistent that even people who were born and raised in English and use it extensively every day have to resort to wordlists, dictionaries, and spellchecking programs to see how to spell something they want to say or pronounce something they see written.
Since, in English, vowels in final position are almost always long or pronounced as schwa, silent-E at the end of a word may but need not be dropped, except in the case of AE, which must retain the silent-E to avoid confusion with schwa: I, me, no, and yu, but mae.
hometown.aol.com /Fanetiks   (8471 words)

  
 Catastrophic Dimensions:The Rupture of English and Irish Identities in Early Modern Ireland, 1534-1615
The Old English community of the Pale demanded a strengthening of the governmental apparatus, an improvement in the Pale's military defenses, the reduction of the power of local Old English feudal magnates, and sustained and efficient royal governance in Ireland.
The English government, in the late 1560s, was "slowly groping" towards an efficient method of colonization; the experience of private enterprise had convinced the government of the necessity of the royal army's support in a centralized process of settlement.
The Old English were Catholic, but they by no means considered themselves to be native Irish Catholics; the influence of the Counter-Reformation in Ireland distinguished the Old English from their "barbarous" and "uncivilized" co-religionists.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /journals/EH/EH41/Cunnane41.html   (9116 words)

  
 asahi.com:READERS' FORUM: Insight for reform needed - ENGLISH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I support the way he took the initiative to advance political and economic reform and tried to establish "a small government" by advancing decentralization.
I want the new prime minister to present a blueprint for reform supported by a firm philosophy and display the leadership needed to realize it.
Asahi Weekly is the foremost teacher of English in Japan through news, features and columns.
www.asahi.com /english/Herald-asahi/TKY200605040069.html   (654 words)

  
 Links to Applied Linguistics and Spelling Reform Resources
English speling is hard becauz thair ar too meny orthografic opshuns (Hanna, 1962).
English speling is hard becauz thair ar tu meny orthografic options (Hanna, 1962).
The middle ground in the reform movement is held by those advocating a systematic and predictable orthography but not necessarily a fully phonemic one with a 1 to 1 correspondence between symbol and sound.
victorian.fortunecity.com /vangogh/555/Spell/spel-link.html   (1214 words)

  
 The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reform - Cambridge University Press
This book explores the foundations of the intellectual renaissance in tenth-century England, including both the English Benedictine reform and the establishment by Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester (963-84), of the most influential school in late Anglo-Saxon England.
The vital early stages of Æthelwold's scholarly career are explored for the first time, particularly his formative years in King Æthelstan's entourage and his period of study at Glastonbury.
These glosses are shown to have played a pivotal role in the development of the vernacular as a medium for scholarly discourse.
www.cambridge.org /0521581559   (345 words)

  
 The Spelling Reform Ring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All that is required is that your site deal with spelling reform in one way or another.
A popular science fiction review that just happens to be written in a reformed system will do more to spread the idea of reform than will a treatise on philology.
he reform of English spelling is a very big project, so big that, as I write this, it is hard to see how it can ever succeed.
www.johnreilly.info /ring.htm   (369 words)

  
 Spelling Reform Links
English Spelling Reform This site by David Barnsdale has persuasive arguments for the reform English spelling and a history of the attempts to do so over the last 150 years.
Henry Sweet's Principles of Spelling Reform These are the thoughts of a 19th century reform advocate.
Faster Spelling This is among many interesting notions from the Australian education reformer, Valerie Yule.
pages.prodigy.net /aesir/link.htm   (406 words)

  
 English Spelling Reform, New Alphabets for English, Systematic Phonemic (Phonetic) Spelling,
Yet spelling is technology, not culture, not the English language itself.
I favor the idea of some spelling reform, but I only think that it's possible and practical if we do just a little, and do so gradually.
But actually, English has many spelling patterns which are quite reliable even tho they're not strictly phonetic.
victorian.fortunecity.com /vangogh/555/Spell/spel-links.html   (1881 words)

  
 Supreme Education Council of Qatar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Education reform is creating a modern, world-class public school system in the State of Qatar.
The Deputy Emir, Heir Apparent and Chairman of the Supreme Education Council (SEC) H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said that Qatar, which has been seeking educational excellence, has given utmost importance on development of infrastructure of the education institutions in the country.
Trainees from Independent and Ministry of Education schools were awarded certificates after successfully completing the “Training of Trainees,” the first of a series of programs organized by the professional development office to qualify and develop teachers in English, science and mathematics curriculum standards.
www.english.education.gov.qa   (493 words)

  
 Ketubah Texts - About Reform Texts
Most couples will choose to have both English and Hebrew/Aramaic, but Israeli couples sometimes prefer to have the Hebrew-only text, since that is their native tongue.
Reform and Reconstructionist officiants often allow couples to select their own text.
With each of our Reform texts, the Hebrew is a direct translation of the English.
www.mpartworks.com /ketubah_faq_reform.htm   (344 words)

  
 Our language is English, Ballots in English only, Learn the language, vote proudly!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Question is, if something as simple as a ballot is hard to deal with, how is this person functioning in our society, where the road signs are all in English, and contracts are in English, the rules, regulations and laws are in English, or is there part of this picture that is missing...
But the ballots elicit ire from those who favor English as a national language and even from some immigrants who think it's better for new citizens to master enough English to vote in it.
Also English is considered the world language because world wide commerce is done in English.
www.reformpartyofcalifornia.org /inthenews/englishvoting.html   (1479 words)

  
 Children of the Code - Background Research Notes: Spelling Reform
The game was really afoot when the spelling reformers found a sugar daddy in the person of Andrew Carnegie.
The result was that the whole reform received a set-back: the public dismissed the reformers as a pack of dreamers.
Accounts of earlier proposals of reform in English spelling are to be found in Sayce’s Introduction to the Science of Language, vol.
www.childrenofthecode.org /code-history/spellingreform.htm   (1857 words)

  
 Art Ketubah - Reform Ketubah Texts
The Reform A ketubah text is a modern creation written in Modern Hebrew.
It is an egalitarian text which forgoes preparations for disaster in order to focus on the type of partnership that is being created.
The Reform B ketubah text is a modern creation written in Modern Hebrew.
www.artketubah.com /Ketubah/ketubah_text_reform.shtml   (3745 words)

  
 asahi.com:EDITORIAL/Tax reform debate - ENGLISH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tanigaki deserves some kudos for his proposal to double the consumption tax rate to 10 percent, which indicates his strong commitment to political accountability.
Indeed, revenue from the consumption tax is less susceptible to changes in economic conditions and, therefore, relatively stable.
The candidates for the ruling party contest should present their own tax reform visions so voters can learn more about their social views and political tenets.
www.asahi.com /english/Herald-asahi/TKY200608290101.html   (902 words)

  
 English Spelling Reform - BeyondUnreal Forums
I would say that as a first point, for ease of use, we need to use characters available in the standard ASCII Latin character set, and minimise use of characters that are not available on a standard keyboard...
As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty´s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as EuroEnglish (EuroE for short).
I'd say that you have alternate spellings; there's already alternate regional spellings in the English dictionaries, and this isn't a problem compared to the difficulty of English spelling in general.
forums.beyondunreal.com /showthread.php?t=88186   (1139 words)

  
 English Spelling Reform as Communications Technology
The iminent obsolescence of print literacy is now often predicted because it is 'more tedious' and needs 'enormous human and economic resources' to try to teach - unsuccessfully.
These pages set out needs and abilities of readers, writers and lerners which must be taken into account and must be based on empirical reserch, not mere argument.Also described are features that might characterise a user-frendly spelling which remains close to our present system - by cleaning up its lackof system.
These features are described as 'Fastr Spelling', which aims to maximise the advantages of present English spelling while clearing up its problems - 'Fastr Spelling' looks like present spelling but removes its clutter, so that those already literat can benefit from it.
home.vicnet.net.au /~ozideas/spelling.htm   (978 words)

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