ERIC Number: EJ518116
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
A Texture Index: Measuring Texture in Discourse.
Roseberry, Robert L.
International Journal of Applied Linguistics, v5 n2 p205-23 1995
Devises and validates an index of texture to be used to accurately analyze texts of developing writers as an aid in improving readability. An index reflecting conjunction, conjunctive reach, specificity, connectivity, topic, and topic shift was created. Results were a perfect correlation in rankings produced by the index and judges. (32 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cohesion (Written Composition), College Students, Correlation, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Expository Writing, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indexes, Measurement Techniques, Persuasive Discourse, Rating Scales, Readability, Second Language Learning, Syntax, Writing (Composition), Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A