Publication details [#10954]

Lindsay, Arthur. 1986. The translator's duty to use plain English. In Kummer, Karl, ed. Building bridges. Medford: Learned Information. pp. 95–101.


This paper considers the question of clarity in English-language technical and scientific texts, with particular reference to the problems of translation. It takes the view that even the most complex questions can be expressed clearly and in plain English; that the logical construction of sentences and clauses, in conjunction with correct punctuation, are essential for this; and includes some examples of do's and don'ts.
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