Re: Who is an ESL writer?

Subject: Re: Who is an ESL writer?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:03:31 -0700

On 3/27/2013 5:10 PM, John Allred wrote:

Lauren,

With no argument intended, I'm curious to know why you recommend Anglo-Saxon over Latinate words in writing for ESL readers.

Because the words are easier to understand for various reasons, like that they are simpler, more direct, and have fewer syllables. Anglo-Saxon is clearer, unless the person's native language is Latinate. Discussions on this list and references I've read have helped form my opinion.

http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/9702/techwhirl-9702-00205.html
http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/9708/techwhirl-9708-00003.html
http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/0810/techwhirl-0810-00796.html
http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1212/techwhirl-1212-00172.html


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References:
Purpose of Tech Comms today: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: Purpose of Tech Comms today: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Who is an ESL writer?: From: Reshma
Re: Who is an ESL writer?: From: Lauren
Re: Who is an ESL writer?: From: John Allred

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