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Vocabulary difficulty

Intuitively it would seem that vocabulary would be of great importance and many researchers have cited vocabulary as being of prime importance as a factor influencing the readability of texts.

In order to facilitate readability consider:

  • Using a simple summary of the text so that readers can activate appropriate schema;
  • Adding appropriate extra textual features;
  • Using glosses in appropriate cases;
  • Using superordinate terms in an explanation, but with care when rewriting a text because of collocational and register constraints.

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