A Brief History of Plain Language (2002)

Although we often think of George Orwell's classic essay on the politics of language as the starting place for the plain language movement, we are part of a tradition of advocacy for grace, simplicity, and equity in communication that goes back to Chaucer and beyond him, to the hybrid beginnings of the English language. Sally's short historical tour honoured the work of the plain language pioneers in our midst.

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Sally McBeth. A Brief History of Plain Language 2002. Web. 27 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/plain2/history/history.pdf>
Sally McBeth (2002). A Brief History of Plain Language. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/plain2/history/history.pdf
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