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Date: 02-Nov-2006 From: Wolfgang U. Dressler <wolfgang.dresslerunivie.ac.at> Subject: Token Frequency
Could somebody help me locating the following reference?
In the nineties I wrote down from a discussion on the importance of token frequency for the choice of basic vocabulary for early phases of foreign language teaching the comment that words like ''tooth brush'' should be taught early, although its token frequency in running texts is not very high. Since I think that this can be used as an argument in other discussions on the relevance of token frequency, I would be grateful for any relevant reference.