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Query Details

Query Subject:   Arabic Transcriptions and Word Frequency
Author:   Christophe dos Santos
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Text/Corpus Linguistics

Query:   Dear all,

For a new project on language acquisition in different languages, we
tried to find two sets of data for each language:

1- IPA transcription of all the words of the language
2- Frequency of each word of the language

We succeeded to find it for most of the languages under study, except
for Arabic.

If you know or use such a database/dictionary for Arabic, we will be
very happy if you can tell us which one. It will definitely be very helpful
for our research purpose.

We thank you in advance.

With kinds regards,

Sophie Kern
Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage

Christophe dos Santos
Université François Rabelais
LL Issue: 23.861
Date posted: 20-Feb-2012


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