The contribution of lexical variables to the measurement of Italian texts’ readability level

Antonios Ventouris
The present study aims to reveal the contribution of type/token and content word/token ratio to the difficulty level calculation of Italian texts. In the text readability analysis, these lexical traits of a text are often used in combination with other linguistic (e.g. syntactic structure of the text) and quantity criteria, (e.g. word number), without providing a clear indication of their weight to the final readability score. For this purpose, we used the readability formulas Gulpease...
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