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LINGUIST List 17.3249

Tue Nov 07 2006

Qs: Token Frequency

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        1.    Wolfgang U. Dressler, Token Frequency

Message 1: Token Frequency
Date: 02-Nov-2006
From: Wolfgang U. Dressler <wolfgang.dresslerunivie.ac.at>
Subject: Token Frequency

Dear colleagues,

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.

Many thanks in advance
Wolfgang U. Dressler

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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