master's thesis
Reading texts in Croatian Elementary School EFL Textbooks: A Readability Analysis

Tijana Nedić (2016)
Metadata
TitleReading texts in Croatian Elementary School EFL Textbooks: A Readability Analysis
AuthorTijana Nedić
Mentor(s)Višnja Pavičić Takač (thesis advisor)
Abstract
The topic of this research is readability formulas and their application in the analysis of elementary school EFL textbooks. In the first part of the paper, a short history of readability is presented, followed by an overview of the application of those formulas in the EFL classroom. The present study was conducted on three different textbook series for elementary school, for which readability levels were calculated using the most popular tests. In addition to the differences between grades, the research investigated the differences within the series, as well as the correlation of years of learning with test scores and text variables, such as sentences and words.
Parallel title (Croatian)Analiza težine tekstova za čitanje u hrvatskim udžbenicima engleskog jezika za osnovne škole
Committee MembersVišnja Pavičić Takač (committee chairperson)
Draženka Molnar (committee member)
Jadranka Zlomislić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeGerman Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation Studies
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. germ.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-07-06
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Ovo istraživanje bavi se formulama za procjenu težine teksta u osnovnoškolskim udžbenicima za engleski jezik u Hrvatskoj. U prvom se dijelu ukratko predstavlja povijest formula za procjenu težine teksta, nakon čega se predstavlja primjena tih formula u nastavi engleskog kao stranog jezika. Samo istraživanje provedeno je na tri različite serije osnovnoškolskih udžbenika, za koje se izračunala prosječna težina teksta koristeći se najpopularnijim formulama. Osim utvrđivanja razlika između razreda, proučavane su i varijacije unutar serija, kao i korelacije godina učenja s rezultatima različitih testova te tekstualnim varijablama poput broja riječi i rečenica.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)readability readability formulas EFL textbooks formule za procjenu težine teksta udžbenici engleskog za osnovnu školu
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:350640
CommitterBernardica Plašćak