Does hyphenation make reading hard for ESLers?

Subject: Does hyphenation make reading hard for ESLers?
From: Glenda Jeffrey <jeffrey -at- HKS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 00:21:09 GMT

Someone here claims that when English words are hy-
phenated across lines (like that), people for whom English is a
second language have more difficulty reading and comprehending the
text. Does anybody know if this is true? It would be great if you
could cite a reference.

Thanks!
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Glenda Jeffrey Email: jeffrey -at- hks -dot- com
Hibbitt, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc Phone: 401-727-4200
1080 Main St. Fax: 401-727-4208
Pawtucket, RI 02860


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