The most difficult newspaper in the world

The Times of India, at the 15th-grade level, may be the most difficult newspaper in the world to read.


What Kids Are Reading (2019)
What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out 
June 11, 2013

as young readers get older, they are not moving to more complex books.
High-schoolers are reading books written for younger kids, and teachers aren’t assigning difficult classics as much as they once did.

Walter Dean Myers, who is currently serving as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, says that these juniors and seniors are reading books that he wrote with fifth- and sixth-graders in mind.

Anita Silvey, author of 500 Great Books for Teens.

… a study of kids’ reading habits by Renaissance Learning.
For the fifth year in a row, the educational company used its Accelerated Reader program to track what kids are reading in grades one through 12.


ATOS Readability
ATOS for Text is used to calculate the readability level for shorter text passages such as magazine and newspaper articles, test items, and other classroom materials. The resulting ATOS level does not include any adjustment for overall length (word count) and is expressed as ATOS Level.

Results that you will receive from this analysis include; ATOS Level, Word Count, Average Word Length, and Average Sentence Length. For reference, the results page includes the CCSS/ATOS Grade Band Chart.

readability tests. The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease metric assigns each document a rating from 0 to 100, with higher numbers indicating easier reading.
Avast, AVG, and Avira all scored in the 40s, while Ad-Aware and Wired both scored 29.,2817,2492599,00.asp
October 2015

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 24;9(9):e106930
we systematically analyzed the accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia in comparison to standard textbooks of pharmacology. In addition, references, revision history and readability were evaluated.
Analysis of readability was performed using the Amstad readability index.

Los Niveles de Dificultad en los Textos

Developing Software for Corpus Research
Oliver Mason*
University of Birmingham
IJES, vol. 8 (1), 2008, pp. 141-156

Cuadernos de Filologia Inglesa, 9(1). 7000. pp. 5-37

Towards a Corpus-Based Analysis of Anglicisms in Spanish: A Case Study
International journal of english studies, Vol. 9 (especial), 2009

Desiderata for linguistic software design
International journal of english studies, Vol. 8(1), 2008
Garretson, Gregory

Academic Lexis and Disciplinary Practice: Corpus Evidence for Specificity
University of London
IJES, vol. 9 (2), 2009, pp. 111-129

Vocabulary in EFL Textbooks. A Contrastive Analysis against Three Corpus-Based Word Ranges
P. Cantos Gómez & A. Sánchez Pérez (Eds.), A Survey of Corpus-based Research / Panorama de investigaciones basadas en corpus
ISBN: 978-84-692-2198-3

Creación lingüística: la renovación del léxico del español actual por la metonimia
Date of defense/creation: 25-Apr-2006
ISBN: 84-690-0573-1
Sánchez Manzanares, María del Carmen

Integrating Corpus-based Resources and Natural Language Processing Tools into CALL
International journal of english studies, Vol. 2 (1), 2002

Apuntes sobre la génesis y evolución de las construcciones biargumentales en el lenguaje infantil: un estudio basado en materiales del corpus
Revista de investigación lingüística, Vol 14, (2011)