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Some common word attributes and their relations to objective frequency counts
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
1974 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A sample of 50 words taken from an American frequency count was used in obtaining subjective estimates of the following attributes: subjective frequency (SF), familiar­ity (F), associability (A), pronounciability (P), and comprehensibility (C). The last mentioned attribute had hitherto not been reported as scaleable with words pre­sented in singelitem form. The results showed among other things that all attributes, except A, were reliable and highly intercorrelatejd and an ANOVA also separated A from the other. Correlations with objective frequency counts, one American and two Swedish, were highest for SF, F, and P. Comprehensibility was judged to be a scaleable attri­bute according to the method used (magnitude estimation). This attribute seems, however, to measure something slightly different from what the other attributes do. Some hypotheseses for this are finally formulated.

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Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1974. , 17 p.
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Educational reports, ISSN 0349-5612 ; 6
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-141629DiVA: diva2:1156047
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