Plain language: From ‘movement’ to ‘profession’

Stewart, Johanna (2010) Plain language: From ‘movement’ to ‘profession’. Australian Journal of Communication, 37 2: 51-72.

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Author Stewart, Johanna
Title Plain language: From ‘movement’ to ‘profession’
Journal name Australian Journal of Communication   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-6202
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 51
End page 72
Total pages 22
Place of publication St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Publisher University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The plain language movement has been gaining momentum since the 1970s and its key enthusiasts are currently aiming for professionalisation. This paper considers the implications of this change. In the first part, I briefly chart the history of the movement and its evolution into a profession. In the second part, I discuss the plans for the plain language profession in detail, by examining a paper put forward at the Plain Language International (PLAIN) conference in Sydney in 2009. I conclude with a consideration of some of the possible effects of the move towards a plain language profession.
Keyword Plain language movement
Plain Language International (PLAIN)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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