Plain language in the public administration sector

Author/s Manuela Cipri
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/3 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 27-35 File size 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 nella pubblica amministrazione in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 3/2013, pp 27-35, DOI: 10.3280/SA2013-003002