Exploring the Prototype Version of “Plain English” in the Early Period of American Literature
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- American Literature, Contrastive Studies, Plain English, English Teaching
The “Plain English” concept emerged in English-speaking countries at the beginning of the 20th Century, and was developed into a popular movement in these countries during the late of the 20th Century,which in order to have the language itself simplified, particularly in the part of writing. The characteristics of “Plain English” in the United States can actually be traced back to the 17th Century, when American Literature was initially emerged. This can be proved by the contrastive studies between early works of American Literature, other literature works of the same period, and the concepts of modern Plain English. The understanding of these characteristics can also be helpful of improving the quality of English-teaching.
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TY - CONF AU - Liqiao Liang AU - Guoqi Guo PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - Exploring the Prototype Version of “Plain English” in the Early Period of American Literature BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 570 EP - 573 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.499 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.499 ID - Liang2020 ER -