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Sun Oct 08 2006
Qs: Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese
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Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese
Message 1: Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese
From: Aniruddh Patel <apatelnsi.edu>
Subject: Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese
Dear Linguist List,
We are doing cross-cultural research on rhythm in speech and music. As
part of this work, we are trying to obtain a list of the most frequent
disyllabic words from corpora of spontaneous Japanese and American English
speech. For English, we have been able to get a list of the 50 most common
disyllabic words from the Switchboard corpus (along with their
However, we have not been able to find a comparable corpus
of spontaneous Japanese speech from which we can extract the 50 most common
disyllabic Japanese words.
If anyone can point us to a resource that we could use, we would be most
The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA
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