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LINGUIST List 20.3437

Tue Oct 13 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Linguistics & Literature/Australia

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        1.    Mae Hurley, Raising the Standard - PLAIN's 7th Biennial Conference

Message 1: Raising the Standard - PLAIN's 7th Biennial Conference
Date: 11-Oct-2009
From: Mae Hurley <mae.hurleyplainenglishfoundation.com>
Subject: Raising the Standard - PLAIN's 7th Biennial Conference
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Raising the Standard - PLAIN's 7th Biennial Conference
Short Title: PLAIN 2009

Date: 16-Oct-2009 - 17-Oct-2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact: Plain English Foundation
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.plainenglishfoundation.com/tabid/3276/Default.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Meeting Description:

Hear the world's best plain language practitioners speak about improving the language of government, law, health, finance and insurance at PLAIN 2009.

With 40 international speakers from a dozen countries, along with a strong program of 40 Australian speakers, there will be something for everyone on the program. Between the NSW Premier's opening address and the closing address by former High Court judge Michael Kirby, PLAIN 2009 will present over 40 sessions on topics such as:

- Language and the global financial crisis
- The new plain language laws
- Case studies in finance, government, law and information technology
- Writing text for translation
- Practical workshops on forms, evaluation and document design
- Developments in communications standards and accreditation
- The relationship between plain language and other fields
- The latest software for evaluating readability and usability
- Plain language and literacy
- Plain language and literature
- Practical sessions on making the most of your software

The Plain English Foundation is hosting this event on behalf of the Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN).

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