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24. Linguistics in aviation

Walter Seiler

Abstract

Safety in aviation crucially depends on unambiguously clear und successful communication between air traffic controllers and pilots. Miscommunication is potentially fatal, and many accidents and incidents have been reported where faulty exchange of information played a contributory role. This paper examines some of the relevant issues and addresses the question of how linguistic expertise can be brought to bear on them.

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