Re: Word lists for reading levels? Vocab

Subject: Re: Word lists for reading levels? Vocab
From: WRONECKI Frederic DG <frederic -dot- wronecki -at- FRANCETELECOM -dot- FR>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 20:57:51 +0100

Peter Trumper wrote :

> Determining the reading level in part by counting the number of syllables
> in a word seems overly simplistic.

Yes, but only partly. It is a universal linguistic law that the most
commonly used words are the shortest. Thus it is no as "simplistic" as it
seems to assess a text on this criterium.
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Frederic Wronecki
France Telecom, Paris, France
mailto : frederic -dot- wronecki -at- francetelecom -dot- fr
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