Readability : text and context / by Alan Bailin, Hofstra University, USA and Ann Grafstein, Hofstra University, USA.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
x, 224 pages ; 23 cm
- Readability (Literary style)
- "What makes a text readable? Although there are many studies concerned with readability from various perspectives, there have been no recent attempts to consider the field more generally, as an area of scholarly research as well as one that has practical significance. This book brings together the relevant literature and theories, and situates them within a unified account. Beginning with an historical treatment of the concept of readability and readability formulas, it goes on to discuss recent research on the subject from the perspectives of many fields, including psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and text linguistics. The book will be invaluable to both scholars and practitioners who seek a single resource offering a comprehensive, principled discussion of the issues"-- Provided by publisher.
- 1. Introduction
2. Readability Formulas
3. Grammar and Readability
4. Meaning in Words and Sentences
5. Coherence and Discourse
6. Towards A Theory of Readability.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-218) and index.
- Grafstein, A. (Ann), author.
- 9781137388766 (hardback)
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