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Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0155-0640
  • E-ISSN: 1833-7139
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Abstract

This brief article critically examines the assumptions and shortcomings of lexico-syntactically based measures of readability, using the popular Fry’s readability scale as its prime example. Thereafter, it explores an alternative semantic approach to the issue by re-focusing upon three crucial cohesive factors in the development of textual meaning that Fry’s formula ignores, to its cost.

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1989-01-01
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