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Norton, John (b. 1661/2?), spelling reformer

Foster Watson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/20349

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Norton, John (b. 1661/2?), spelling reformer, was supposedly born in London. In 1674, when he claimed to be only twelve, he published a small volume, The Scholar's Vade Mecum, or, The Serious Student's Solid and Silent Tutor. It comprised four parts: his 'new mode of spelling, founded on derivation' (...

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Subjects: Education ; Linguistics

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