Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

Exploring the Prototype Version of “Plain English” in the Early Period of American Literature

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Liqiao Liang, Guoqi Guo
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Guoqi Guo
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.499How to use a DOI?
Keywords
American Literature, Contrastive Studies, Plain English, English Teaching
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.499How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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