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A Syntactic Approach to Readability.

A Syntactic Approach to Readability

T. Giles and B. Still. 2005. Journal of technical writing and communication 35:47-70.

"Focusing on the issue of readability, this article examines problems that readability formulas present to the technical communicator, especially in terms of interaction with government agencies, and focuses on readability formula requirements mandated by The Office of Health and Industry programs [OHIP] for medical technology product support literature. Because the Flesch Reading Ease and the Flesch-Kincaid formulas are widely available, they are probably the ones most frequently used. Contemporary readability scholars have overlooked the Golub Syntactic Density Formula, which evaluates prose according to a sentence's syntax at a deeper level than the number of words per sentence and the number of syllables per word.... How it might be applied with current computer applications is discussed."

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Title Annotation:LANGUAGE
Author:Cranford, Christine
Publication:Technical Communication
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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