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ERIC Number: EJ180688
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Publication Date: 1978
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Reading Comprehension and Perceived Comprehensibility of Lexical Density at Discourse and Sentence Level
Backman, Jarl
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 22, 1, 1-9, 78
A text was presented on three levels with regard to lexical density (LD - the quota of lexical words/total amount of words in a sentence). 132 subjects' comprehension of the text (discourse comprehension) was tested by a knowledge test and by subjective ratings. Results for discourse and single-sentence analysis were discussed as well as implications for reading research. Ten sentences were also sampled for sentence comprehension. (Editor/RK)
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