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Plain language in the public administration sector
Journal Title: RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE 
Author/s: Manuela Cipri 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 Pg. 27-35 FullText PDF:  409 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SA2013-003002
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This paper focuses on the effects of Plain English and its usefulness for the semplification of institutional documents. It also deals with certain problematic aspects and in particular with the unilateral idiomaticity of the vocabulary that should be used.according to the Fight the Fog Campaign Simplification cannot consist in eliminating lexical items of Classical origin-polissyllabic latinate words that have a wide international circulation and which to be understood and used properly by non-native speakers of English only require a modicum of phonological, lexical and metalinguistic competence.
Keywords: Plain language, latinate words, clear communication

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Manuela Cipri, Plain language in the public administration sector in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 3/2013, pp. 27-35, DOI:10.3280/SA2013-003002

   

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