ERIC Number: ED208362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Word and Syllable Counts in Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.
In contrast to research and application of word frequency counts, there has been little or no use of syllable frequency counts. The few syllable counts that have been conducted are not well known, not often used, and not easily obtained. This is unfortunate, because a publicized, easily obtainable, computer syllable analysis would have numerous applications, including the following: (1) serving as a basis for a decoding strategy; (2) influencing the selection of words used in basal and remedial reading materials, trade books, and spelling, typing, stenography, and other instructional materials related to business education; (3) providing a database for designing readability formulas, auditory perception tests, tachistoscopic report studies, and verbal learning and linguistic experiments; and (4) functioning as a component in a reading model. (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (30th, San Diego, CA, December 3-6, 1980).