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New article scotches myths on plain English

 [9 Jan 2012] A new article by our associate Sarah Carr, ‘Beyond plain-English myths’ answers criticisms of plain English and counteracts some persistent fallacies. It shows that apparent shortcomings of plain English are actually common myths about what it is.

Download the article here (2.5MB). 

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