Les recommandations liées à la rédaction en langue claire et simple : entre lisibilité et intelligibilité

Authors: Trudeau, Sonya
Advisor: Clerc, Isabelle
Abstract: The Plain Language Movement has rapidly grown and evolved in response to the awareness in government and business of public literacy levels. The interest in obtaining communications that are better adapted to the general public has prompted the publication of Plain Language writing manuals. Recent research in writing theory and methods shows that such manuals only prove to be effective when they provide writing advice that focuses on a series of factors related to legibility and on others related to readability. I conjecture, in reference, moreover, to my experience as copywriter, that most writing manuals accord more importance to recommendations related to legibility than to those concerning readability. To test my hypothesis, I analyzed 275 recommendations taken from 5 Canadian manuals. The objective of this descriptive study is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge about plain language communications targeted at the general public.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2003
Open Access Date: 11 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/17859
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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