How much attention do editors of basal readers give to figurative language? What is the most common figure of speech found in basal readers? What is the least common figure of speech bound in basal readers? These were the questions the authors sought to answer through their research.
Valeri, M., & Smith, E. H. (1983). Figurative Language: How is it Used in Basal Readings?. Reading Horizons, 23 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol23/iss3/5