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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Reading and Writing Public Documents
Edited By: Daniel Janssen
Rob Neutelings
Series Title: Document Design Companion Series 1

Governments communicate with the public through all kinds of documents: forms, brochures, letters, policy papers, and so on. These public documents have an important role in any democracy and their design very much affects the efficiency with which governments can perform their tasks. Document designers, linguists and other communication experts in the Netherlands have been studying public documents from a design point of view as well as empirically for decades. In this book, the most prominent of these researchers present the results of their work, collectively giving an overview of various recurring problems in government-to-public communication, and providing suggestions for problem solving.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110095
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027232016
ISBN-13: N/A
Prices: NLG 100.00