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Aviation English

An interest in specialized English is connected with the characteristics of the 21st century, determined by the rapid flows of people, ideas, and things. These flows can also be observed in modern transportation, with people traveling to work and for pleasure, relying more and more on planes when commuting to work and going on vacations. Thus, the more intense air traffic demands more interest in safety, including the communicative dimension.

Aviation English can be generally defined as using English in aeronautics; it mainly involves the communication taking place between pilots and air controllers, generally conducted through radiotelephony. It belongs to the branch of English for special/specific languages, connected with using English in a given professional setting. Aviation English exists within a broader sphere of aviation discourse ...

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