Prices Updated: July, 2002
Call the ALC at (303) 440-7385
All ALC products are structured for use in home or classroom.
SOUND-WRITE Trial Disk - Fully
of the word processing software with instant audiovisual feedback.
Runs seven times, then call to pay and receive a release key over the
phone. Free trial download. $79 to receive a key for a
single workstation. Call to request bulk pricing for labs and
SOUND-WRITE BROCHURE - Colorful flyer that
provides details, features, and benefits of this unusual software
tool. No charge.
SPELL-WELL (Released in
November, 2002) This software enables users to enter text into
MS-Word in normal English Spelling form, or in Phonic form. When
finished the text material or book can be automatically converted to
standard English spelling, or to more simplified phonic spelling
standard that uses letters consistently through the language.
BEFORE TEACHING THE ABCs - Audio-visual tool that gives
children between 3 and 6 a phonics head start. Enables parents or teachers to help
children learn to write and read by explaining the SOUND of each letter.
THE GIFT - A storybook version of O'Henry's "The
Gift of the Magi", that provides reading material in an interesting, remedial way.
The text is printed in parallel lines, black and red, in a way akin to Spell-Well. The
sound-spelling (i.e. the way the word sounds) appears in red below each word and, unless
needed for support, is hidden by a movable film overlay. Help is at the reader's
AMERICAN SPELLING DICTIONARY - An experimental
dictionary for those interested in spelling. 44,000 words spelled in conventional and
'American' spelling. This proposal for a simplified, optional spelling is offered in
response to the complexity of traditional English spelling and its cause-and-effect
relationship with functional illiteracy. $10
AMERICAN SPELLING MENU - A PC-based system of word
lists with programs that enable users to explore a corpus of 44,000 English words for
spelling frequency and pattern. As with the American Spelling Dictionary, each
conventional spelling is accompanied by its American equivalent, a simpler spelling based
on the 26 letters of the alphabet to consistently describe the 42 sounds used when
speaking English. The system is able to translate common word processing documents from
conventional spelling to this simpler phonetic spelling. $10
SOUND-SPELLING STARTER KIT - This kit contains a list
of 100 words that can be simplified (according to linguists), and a rubber stamp which
states that the simplified sound-spellings are approved, standardized and
promoted by the ALC. $10
RELATIVE FREQUENCY OF ENGLISH SPELLINGS - If spelling's
your thing, this 'must read' by Godfrey Dewey is your book. Based on 100,000 running
words of printed text, this study provides crucial evidence on the English spelling
regularities and irregularities with which readers must cope in decoding writing into
speech (or encoding speech into writing). 142 pp. $10
ENGLISH SPELLING, ROADBLOCK TO READING - Godfrey Dewey
touches on the history of English spelling and ways to improve it. A book about
learning to read, and the principle means which have been employed to detour the massive
roadblocks our traditional orthography imposes. 181 pp. $10
SPELLING REFORM, A NEW APPROACH - English spelling
takes too long to learn and is educationally harmful. For this and other reasons
author Harry Lindgren says it needs simplifying, and proposes an inconspicuous change
called SR1: the clear short vowel as in bet is written e. 152 pp.
SIMPLIFIED SPELLING FOR GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, 1906 -
Fascinating! President Theodore Roosevelt issued an Executive order (thru the Office
of the Public Printer) authorizing and directing that the Government Departments adopt the
system of spelling recommended by the Simplified Spelling Board. Includes those
texts and the accompanying list of words -- while supplies last. 57 pp.
HOW WE SPELL! OR ENGLISH HETEROGRAPHY - Includes two
tables, one in which Godfrey Dewey reveals 561 ways we spell 41 sounds in English, and the
other in which he displays the various pronunciations of English spellings. 96 pp.
WORLD ENGLISH SPELLING (WES) DICTIONARY - In his
culmination of a lifetime of research, Godfrey Dewey offers this intriguing phonemic
notation for English which offers basically one spelling per sound, one pronunciation per
spelling. It accomplishes this with no new letters, no diacritics, and as little
disturbance of familiar forms and usage as practicable. 99 pp. $5
Call (303) 440-7385 for network or multiple work station prices.
make check or money order payable to
AMERICAN LITERACY COUNCIL
230 S 39th Street, Boulder, CO 80305