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A Software/Design Method for Predicting Readability for ESL Students

Cembreros Castaño, Diana (2010) A Software/Design Method for Predicting Readability for ESL Students. Tesis Master's thesis.

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Abstract

The objective of this research is to present a web application that predicts L2 text readability. The software is intended to assist ESL teachers in selecting texts written at a level of difficulty that corresponds with the target students' lexical competence. The ranges are obtained by statistical approach using distribution probability and an optimized version of the word frequency class algorithm, with the aid of WordNet and a lemmatised list for the British National Corpus. Additionally, the program is intended to facilitate the method of selection of specialised texts for teachers of ESP using proportionality and lists of specialised vocabulary.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Additional Information:Universidad Complutense. Facultad de Filología. Máster en Lingüística Inglesa: nuevas aplicaciones y comunicación internacional
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Tejada Caller, PalomaUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords:ESL teachers; Lexical competence; Method of selection of specialised texts for teachers
Subjects:Humanities > Philology > English philology
Humanities > Philology > Linguistics
ID Code:12621
Deposited On:04 May 2011 08:37
Last Modified:06 Feb 2014 09:28

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