Aviation English: Structure and Importance of an International Airborne Language

Börcsök, Zita Viktória (2016) Aviation English: Structure and Importance of an International Airborne Language. [Laurea], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Mediazione linguistica interculturale [L-DM270] - Forli'
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In today’s globalized world, air travel is one of the fastest growing markets. Millions of aircrafts take off and then touch down all around the world each day. This well-synchronized symphony, however, is much more complex than it seems, and communication – language - plays a crucial role during a plane’s journey. Misunderstandings and miscommunications can have disastrous effects, so the adoption of a standard phraseology to be used during flight is a means to overcome language barriers, avoid ambiguous expressions and guarantee a safe and effective operation of an aircraft. Little is known about the interaction that goes on between pilots and air traffic controllers (ATCOs), and even though the language of aviation is English, cockpit communication can be hard to understand for people who are not familiar with this specific language. The scope of this thesis is to examine the origins of this uncommon language, the characteristics and peculiarities of air communication and to shed a little light on this mystery called Aviation English.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea)
Autore della tesi
Börcsök, Zita Viktória
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
English, aviation, air travel, communication, structure, importance, language, phraseology
Data di discussione della Tesi
12 Luglio 2016

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