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dc.contributor.authorCovington, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorHe, Congzhou
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Cati
dc.contributor.authorNaci, Lorina
dc.contributor.authorBrown, John
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-10T14:52:54Z
dc.date.available2013-09-10T14:52:54Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/19857
dc.description.abstractWe 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., be gonna ) and raising verbs ( seem ). 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.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Georgia Artificial Intelligence Centeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCASPR Research Report;2006-01
dc.titleHow complex is that sentence? A proposed revision of the Rosenberg and Abbeduto D-Level Scaleen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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