• Tibetan Language Readability & Literacy

    Author(s):
    dirk schmidt (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Tibetan language
    Item Type:
    Report
    Tag(s):
    literacy, readability, study
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VW98
    Abstract:
    This small study on literacy explores levels of reading comprehension in the Tibetan diaspora. By testing vocabulary and syntax comprehension of 4 different texts across 88 participants, we conclude that, although education levels are not predictors of language skills, two factors do correlate with higher reading levels: 1) being born and raised in Tibet; and 2) using literary Tibetan for reading or writing on a daily basis. After showing that word-length cannot be an appropriate measurement for difficulty of vocabulary, it then explores other options for readability formulas in the Tibetan-language context.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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