Text simplification and comprehensible input : A case for an intuitive approach

@inproceedings{Crossley2011TextSA,
  title={Text simplification and comprehensible input : A case for an intuitive approach},
  author={Scott A. Crossley},
  year={2011}
}
Texts are routinely simplified to make them more comprehensible for second language learners. However, the effects of simplification upon the linguistic features of texts remain largely unexplored. Here we examine the effects of one type of text simplification: intuitive text simplification. We use the computational tool, Coh-Metrix, to examine linguistic differences between proficiency levels of a corpus of 300 news texts that had been simplified to three levels of simplification (beginner… CONTINUE READING
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