|dc.contributor.author||Covington, Michael A.||
|dc.description.abstract||We present a revision of the D-Level sentence complexity
scale of Rosenberg and Abbeduto (1987). The original scale left
some sentences unrated. However, some types of analysis require
finding the average D-Level of the sentences in a text.
Accordingly, we have generalized the scale so that every sentence
receives a score.
Further, on the basis of recent psycholinguistic research,
we have re-categorized sentences with semi-auxiliaries (e.g.,
) and raising verbs (
). We have also swapped
Rosenberg and Abbeduto’s levels 5 and 6, since experimental
results show that these levels were originally in the wrong order.
Our proposals are motivated by linguistic structure and
psycholinguistic data. A brief experiment suggests that the revised
scale has better reliability than the original scale.||en_US
|dc.publisher||University of Georgia Artificial Intelligence Center||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||CASPR Research Report;2006-01||
|dc.title||How complex is that sentence? A proposed revision of the Rosenberg and Abbeduto D-Level Scale||en_US