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Bonabi, Mina Abbasi; Lotfipour-Saedi, Kazem; Hemmati, Fatemeh; Jafarigohar, Manoochehr – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2018
According to discoursal views on language, variations in textualization strategies are always sociocontextually motivated and never happen at random. The textual forms employed in a text, along with many other discoursal and contextual factors, could certainly affect the readability of the text, making it more or less processable for the same…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Academic Discourse, Statistical Analysis, Applied Linguistics
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Lotfipour-Saedi, Kazem – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2015
This paper represents some suggestions towards discourse-analytic approaches for ESL/EFL education, with the focus on identifying the textual forms which can contribute to the textual difficulty. Textual difficulty/comprehensibility, rather than being purely text-based or reader-dependent, is certainly a matter of interaction between text and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Difficulty Level, Correlation, Cognitive Ability