Base-1 method: A structural-functional approach to word, sentence and discourse readability
2018, 256 pages, paperback, with numerous, mostly coloured illustrations, 39,90 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-3871-2
A transdisciplinary analysis of reading development and linguistic interrelations builds the theoretical foundation of the base-1 method. This method focuses solely on structural and functional text elements on the word, sentence and cohesion level. But this book also discusses the significance of other prevalent readability factors, such as the reader´s language knowledge or socio-cultural background. The base-1 method is designed to level early reading texts in German and other alphabetic languages.
Experimental tests with a German immersion population has led to a preliminary calibration to demonstrate the validity of this approach.