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The Psycholinguistics Of Readable Writing
     

The Psycholinguistics Of Readable Writing

by Alice Horning
 

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This book reviews research in linguistics, psychology, reading and writing, and brings this work to bear on the problem of readable writing. The research supports the theory that two factors in text are crucial to its readable quality: psycholinguistic redundancy and cohesion. The book also reports the results of three empirical studies and a case study that

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This book reviews research in linguistics, psychology, reading and writing, and brings this work to bear on the problem of readable writing. The research supports the theory that two factors in text are crucial to its readable quality: psycholinguistic redundancy and cohesion. The book also reports the results of three empirical studies and a case study that further illustrates this theory. The findings have important theoretical and practical implications because they shed light on the nature of reading and writing processes from both linguistic and psychological perspectives, and suggest practical approaches to the production and comprehension of readable writing. The book also draws on research in second language acquisition and is pertinent to readable writing in both first and second languages.

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Given the title, this is a surprisingly difficult to read text. But the difficulty is more a matter of the conventional writing style of researchers than of the author's abilities. Still, the text provides an excellent model for understanding how a writers can increase their chances of being understood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893919979
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Communication and Information Science Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

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