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This book introduces important works on readability by researchers such as Thorndike, Dale and Tyler, and Lorge, as well as Flesch. It provides a useful general introduction to the field of readability studies.
The purpose of this book is to introduce the research on readability, defined here as reading ease. The first part of the book covers how people read. A series of national literacy surveys show that the average person in the U.S. and most other countries are adults of limited reading skills. For example, the average adult in the U.S. reads at the 9...
A brief introduction to the research on readability (reading ease) and the readability formulas. Readability is tightly related to reading comprehension, retention, reading speed, and persistence. The readability formulas use variables that are known to be among the first causes of reading difficulty. While there are many other features of language...