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Query:   Spoken French Word List by Frequency
Author:  Arno Bramann-Bernard
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Summary:   Recently I submitted a Query to the list titled "Spoken French Word List
by Frequency." Here are the suggestions I got from the members.
Thank you all for your help!

- Arno Bramann

Gougenheim, G. and R. Michéa, P. Rivenc, A. Sauvageot. 1964.
'L'élaboration du français fondamental' [The elaboration of Basic
French]. Paris: Didier.

1930s-Helen Eaton [5 languages], from written texts.
The Corpora List (available via LINGUIST List)

"Lexical frequency of contemporary Canadian French based on a large
corpus" by Martin Beaudoin and Michel Simard in Wilson, A., Rayson,
P. and McEnery, T. (eds.) (2003) A Rainbow of Corpora: Corpus
Linguistics and the Languages of the World. Lincom-Europa, München.
ISBN 3 89586 872 8. Linguistics Edition 40. 174 pp.

C-ORAL-Rom (Cresti/Moneglia 2005) word-frequency lists for French,
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian - only European varieties.
Cresti, Emanuela / Moneglia, Massimo (eds.) (2005): C-ORAL-Rom.
Integrated reference corpora for spoken Romance languages.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Database, frequency measures from film subtitles, therefore based on
oral French.

LL Issue: 22.290
Date Posted: 17-Jan-2011
Original Query: Read original query


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