data_char_wordlists: Word lists for readability statistics

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Word lists for readability statistics


data_char_wordlists provides word lists used in some readability indexes; it is a named list of character vectors where each list element corresponds to a different readability index.




A list of length two:


The long Dale-Chall list of 3,000 familiar (English) words needed to compute the Dale-Chall Readability Formula.


The revised Spache word list (see Klare 1975, 73; Spache 1974) needed to compute the Spache Revised Formula of readability (Spache 1953).


Chall, J.S., & Dale, E. (1995). Readability Revisited: The New Dale-Chall Readability Formula. Brookline Books.

Dale, E. & Chall, J.S. (1948). A Formula for Predicting Readability. Educational Research Bulletin, 27(1): 11–20.

Dale, E. & Chall, J.S. (1948). A Formula for Predicting Readability: Instructions. Educational Research Bulletin, 27(2): 37–54.

Klare, G.R. (1975). Assessing Readability. Reading Research Quarterly 10(1), 62–102.

Spache, G. (1953). A New Readability Formula for Primary-Grade Reading Materials. The Elementary School Journal, 53, 410–413.

Spache, G. (1974). Good reading for poor readers. (Rvd. 9th Ed.) Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1974.

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