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LINGUIST List 17.2947

Sun Oct 08 2006

Qs: Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese

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        1.    Aniruddh Patel, Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese

Message 1: Frequent Disyllabic Words in Spoken Japanese
Date: 04-Oct-2006
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

Ani Patel

The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

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