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1983 Lite English by Rudolf Flesch Popular Words That Are OK To Use author of Why Johnny Can't Read First Edition Hardcover with Dust Jacket

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Lite English by Rudolf Flesch author of Why Johnny Can't Read
Popular Words That Are OK To Use

Hardcover with Dust Jacket
ISBN 051755139
Measures 8.25 x 5.5 Weighs 13.6 oz
First Edition 1983

Condition: Very Good.
In lightly read condition. Dust Jacket shows very mild shelf wear. Hard Cover appears pristine. Spine is uncreased. Pages appear unmarked and intact.

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Rudolf Flesch (Vienna, 8 May 1911 – 5 October 1986) was an Austrian-born naturalised American author (noted for his book Why Johnny Can't Read), and also a readability expert and writing consultant who was a vigorous proponent of plain English in the United States. He created the Flesch Reading Ease test and was co-creator of the Flesch-Kincaid readability test. Flesch advocated use of phonics rather than sight reading, to enable students to sound out unfamiliar words.

In Lite English (1983), Flesch advocated the use of many colloquial and informal words. The subtitle of the book reveals his bias: Popular Words That Are OK to Use No Matter What William Safire, John Simon, Edwin Newman, and the Other Purists Say!

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