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Query:   Most Frequently Used German Words
Author:  christina mendez
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics
Morphology

Summary:   Lists of the Most Frequently Used German Words can be found at the following urls:

1. Projekt Deutscher Wortschatz:
http://www.wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/html/wliste.html (10,000 most frequent wordforms in their corpus)

2. Institut f?r deutsche Sprache:
http://www.ids-mannheim.de/kt/30000wordforms.dat (list of 30,000 wordforms)

3.http://german.about.com/library/blwfreq01.htm?terms=frequency


Other sources
1.CELEX: Baayen,
H.R., Piepenbrock, R. & van Rijn, H. (1993) The CELEX
Lexical Database (CD-ROM). Philadelphia, PA: Linguistic Data
Consortium.

2.Ruoff, Arno (1981)

HAEUFIGKEITSWOERTERBUCH
GESPROCHENER SPRACHE
(Lexicon of word frequency in spoken German)
There should also be a 2000 version available as well.

LL Issue: 15.769
Date Posted: 03-Mar-2004
Original Query: Read original query


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