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ERIC Number: ED091749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 10
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Syntactic Complexity Formula.
Botel, Morton; Granowsky, Alvin
Designed to measure by quantifiable means syntactic complexity component of readability, the Syntactic Complexity Formula is based on the theory that syntactic patterns frequently found in the language of children might be a more valid criterion than sentence length for controlling syntax. The Formula's analysis is based on transformational grammar theory, language performance studies, a review of experimental findings, and intuitions of the authors where experimental data is inconclusive. [This document is one of those reviewed in The Research Instruments Project (TRIP) monograph "Measures for Research and Evaluation in the English Language Arts" to be published by the Committee on Research of the National Council of Teachers of English in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills. A TRIP review which precedes the document lists its category (Reading), title, authors, date, and age range (primary, intermediate), and describes the instrument's purpose and physical characteristics.] (RB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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