Workshop: Readability and Multilingualism at the 23rd Scandinavian
Conference of Linguistics,
1-3 October 2008
This workshop will
cover the subject
”Readability and Multilingualism”. Heavy focus is today put on texts
different purposes that they must be readable and even in some cases
and understand. This is partly dependant upon the fact that we live in
society where information is intensive and where it is getting more and
important to find the information and to retrieve the information
especially on the Internet. That some texts in certain situations have
easy-to-read and understand is due to the fact that the information has
accessible for everyone irrespective of educational background or
Texts in this situation are often directed to adults concerning
the government, the society, news, social and medical care etc.
Similar demands on readability
are raised for texts directed to children and youth, where texts might
and school textbooks and texts in different kinds of test situations.
In this workshop we
discussing issues concerning readability on a more general level where
is the common denominator. The issue of readability will be treated
broad perspective covering both adults, children and youth.
The program is already set and participation in the workshop is
included in the conference registration fee.
Johansson Kokkinakis (sofie at svenska.gu.se), Institute for Swedish as
a Second Language, Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, Gothenburg
Katarina Mühlenbock: Legible, readable or plain
words - presentation of an easy-to-read Swedish
Åsa Wengelin: Reading
your own emergent
text or someone else’s finished text -- with and without reading and writing
difficulties -- which is easiest?
Caroline Liberg, Eva Forsbom: Text
Language in Assessment of Mathematics and Science
Caroline Liberg, Åsa af Geijerstam &
Jenny Folkeryd: Testet
under lupp - konstruktion av läsförståelse i internationella
Inger Lindberg, Sofie Johansson Kokkinakis: A survey of words in Swedish
Textbooks and Multilingual students’ understanding. Presentation of a
word type grouping and working towards computer-based estimation of a