Jesse Egbert (http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/jae89/index.html) had a very nice PhD dissertation in Dec 2013 this looked at this in great detail, from the perspective of both reader ratings and detailed linguistic phenomena (a quasi-"Biberian" approach): "Reader Perspectives of Linguistic Variation in Published Academic Writing". (See also the top study at http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/jae89/page4.html) . The bibliography was extremely complete and up-to-date. You might check with him (Jesse.Egbert at nau.edu) for additional pointers.
============================================ Mark Davies Professor of Linguistics / Brigham Young University http://davies-linguistics.byu.edu/
** Corpus design and use // Linguistic databases ** ** Historical linguistics // Language variation ** ** English, Spanish, and Portuguese ** ============================================
________________________________________ From: corpora-bounces at uib.no [corpora-bounces at uib.no] on behalf of Hugo Mougard [mog at crydee.eu] Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 1:56 AM To: corpora at uib.no Subject: [Corpora-List] Bibliography and corpora regarding English linguistic features and readability
Dear Corpora list,
I have to investigate English texts and assess their readability through their linguistic features. I am looking for bibliography pointers in those domains (linguistic features of English, readability assessment).
I would also appreciate any pointer towards corpora containing annotated English material of varying difficulty.
Thank you very much in advance for any element you will bring to the discussion.
_______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE from this page: http://mailman.uib.no/options/corpora Corpora mailing list Corpora at uib.no http://mailman.uib.no/listinfo/corpora