Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies (2006)

This document offers a guide, chronologically arranged, to theories about readability.

The author begins in 1893 with the work of L.A. Sherman on the analytics of literature and continues up to 1948 with the Dale-Chall readability formula and Rudolph Flesch’s work on reading ease.

The author also describes other milestones, including the contributions of psychologists Harry D. Kitson and Edward L. Thorndike; the development of the Winnetka formula for predicting text difficulty by grade level; and the work of William S. Gray and Bernice Leary on what makes a book readable.

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William DuBay. Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies 2006. Web. 27 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/classics/classics.pdf>
William DuBay (2006). Unlocking Language: The Classic Readability Studies. Retrieved February 27, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/classics/classics.pdf
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