text (clear)

Clear text. An editorial reading text for a document that is presented uncluttered with textual or informational footnotes of any kind (Kline 1998, 270).

The idea of [a ‘clear reading text’] is to permit a pleasurable reading unencumbered by any footnotes or editorial interventions. Although no attempt is made to recreate the typography or layout of an original, historical edition, this clear reading text in a sense emulates what might be considered a first-time or unself-conscious (i.e., nonscholastic) reading experience (Bryant 2002, 1).

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