Bureaucratic Language in Government and Business


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Plunging into the verbal quagmire of official language used by bureaucrats in both government and business, distinguished linguist Roger W. Shuy develops new techniques based on linguistic principles to improve their communication with the public. Shuy presents nine case studies that reveal representative problems with bureaucratic language. He characterizes the traits of bureaucratic language candidly, though somewhat sympathetically, and he describes how linguists can provide bureaucrats with both the tools for ...

Bureaucratic Language in Government and Business 1998, Georgetown University Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780878406975

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