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Query:   Sum. English Word Frequency (Update)
Author:  Alex Zheltuhin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Lexicography

Summary:   Dear Linguists,

Since I posted the summary on English Word Frequency Lists, I have
received new valuable references:

Carroll, John, ed. 1971. The American Heritage Word Frequency Book.
NY: Houghton Mifflin.

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Semantic frequency list for English, French, German, and Spanish; a
correlation of the first six thousand words in four single-language
frequency lists, compiled by Helen S. Eaton. Issued by the Committee
on modern languages of the American council on education. Eaton, Helen
Slocomb, 1887-
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British National Corpus


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CELEX Lexical Database: Dutch, English, German. CD-ROM. Nijmegen:
Centre for Lexical Information, 1993.--This CD-ROM is based on the
COBUILD Corpus, and it distinguishes parts of speech, so _run_ (verb)
is separated from _run_ (noun).

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Many thanks to the contributors of this list of references:

Juhani Jarvikivi
Betty S. Phillips
Arian J.C. Verheij
Sondra Ahlen
Z.S. Bond

Best wishes,

Alexander Zheltukhin, Ph.D.

LL Issue: 9.291
Date Posted: 26-Feb-1998
Original Query: Read original query


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