The art of plain talk / by Rudolf Flesch ; foreword by Lyman Bryson.


New York ; London : Harper and Brothers, 1946.

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Subjects Anglais (Langue) -- Composition et exercices.
English language -- Composition and exercises.
Ingles (Lingua)
Report writing.
Retorica.
Description xiii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1946.
Notes "First edition."
Includes index.
Also issued online.
Contents Plain talk is an art -- Let's start with Chinese -- Listen to plain talk -- Sentences come first -- Gadgets of language -- The grammar of gossip -- Here's your yardstick -- Live words -- Crowded words -- Empty words -- The gloamour of punctuation -- Turnabout rhetoric -- Follow the language -- Short cuts -- Talking down and reading up -- Can science be explained? -- The trouble with textbooks -- What price copy? -- How to read the Federal Register -- The juvenile touch -- One language after another -- The future of plain talk -- Appendix. How to use the yardstick formula.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)318543
(OCoLC)ocm00318543
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WorldCat Identities Flesch, Rudolf, 1911-1986.
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