LINGUIST List 11.2530

Fri Nov 24 2000

Qs: Word and Character Frequency,Contacts in Guyana

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  1. Tim Mills, Japanese Word and Character Frequency
  2. Doug Whalen, Contacts in Guyana

Message 1: Japanese Word and Character Frequency

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 11:10:42 -0700
From: Tim Mills <tmillszicorp.com>
Subject: Japanese Word and Character Frequency

Hello, fellow linguists.

I recently posted a request for information on Korean language data, and the
response was very helpful. I would now like to ask if anyone has similar
information on Japanese.

Specifically, I seek the following data. All frequencies are, ideally,
counts from a corpus of informal written correspondence.

1.	Frequency of individual kanji characters.
2.	Frequency of individual kana characters (hiragana & katakana).
3.	Frequency of words. (Preferably roots, with cross-referenced affix
frequencies)

If anyone has or knows of research involving any of the above data, please
contact me off the list at "tmillszicorp.com". I will post a summary of
responses after two or three weeks.

Thankyou.

Sincerely,

	- Tim Mills -

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Tim Mills, Computational Linguist
Zi Corporation
Suite 300, 500 - 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2P 2V6

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Message 2: Contacts in Guyana

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 16:58:59 -0500
From: Doug Whalen <whalenalvin.haskins.yale.edu>
Subject: Contacts in Guyana

 Dear Listers,
 For a friend who will be traveling to Guyana, Suriname, and French 
Guiana, I would appreciate obtaining contact information on anyone in 
those countries working on one or more endangered languages.
 Thanks, Doug Whalen DhW
whalenhaskins.yale.edu
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