International Perspectives on Spelling and Writing in Different Orthographies: Introduction to the Special Series. Academic Article uri icon


  • This article serves as an introduction to the special issue on spelling and writing in different orthographies. Most studies and theoretical models of writing are based on the English language, and it is generally assumed that what is true for English is also true for other languages. Further, there are more studies on reading compared to studies of writing and spelling. Considering that 80% of the world's population speaks a language other than English, we need more studies on writing and spelling in languages other than English. With this intention, we are presenting 6 papers on writing and spelling in different languages of different orthographic depth, from highly transparent orthographies like Spanish and Italian to highly opaque orthography like Cantonese.

published proceedings

  • J Learn Disabil

author list (cited authors)

  • Joshi, R. M., Wijekumar, K., & Gillespie Rouse, A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Joshi, R Malatesha||Wijekumar, Kausalai||Gillespie Rouse, Amy

publication date

  • March 2022