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Query:   Spanish word frequency corpora
Author:  Rochelle Newman
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   A week or two ago I sent an email asking for word frequency corpora for Spanish, preferrably electronic. I want to thank everyone who responded to my request; I greatly appreciate it. In case others could benefit from this same information, I've summarized the results below.

First, there is a web site that lists a number of these corpora:


I also received suggestions of a few others not listed on that site:

Enr?quez, E. 1984. El pronombre personal sujeto en la lengua espa?ola hablada en Madrid. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient?ficas

Other corpora are available over the web at the following web pages:




Also, Marcial Terradez Gurrea has a list of Spanish high frequency words that is soon to be published.

Again, thanks to everyone who responded to my earlier question!

Rochelle Newman
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Hearing & Speech Sciences

LL Issue: 14.3542
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2003
Original Query: Read original query


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