Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English

Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English

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Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English is a landmark volume in the development of vocabulary frequency studies. Whereas previous books have in general given frequency information about the written language only, this book provides information on both speech and writing. It not only gives information about the language as a whole, but also about the differences between spoken and written English, and between different spoken and written varieties of the language. The frequencies are derived from a wide ranging and up-to-date corpus of English: the British National Corpus, which was compiled from over 4, 000 written texts and spoken transcriptions representing the present day language in the UK. The book is based on a new version of the corpus (available from 2001) providing more accurate grammatical information, which is essential (for example) for distinguishing words like leaves (noun) and leaves (verb) with different meanings. The book begins with a general introduction, explaining why such information is important and highlighting interesting linguistic findings that emerge from the statistical analysis of the British National Corpus vocabulary. It also contains twenty four 'interest boxes' which highlight and comment on different aspects of frequency - for example, the most common colour words in English in order of frequency, and a comparison of male words (e.g. man) and female words (e.g. woman) in terms of their frequency.... 98 80 manual 72 93 85 marriage NOC 87 100 93 Maurice NOP 10 85 74 manuals 3 72 86 marriage 79 700 92 Max NOP ... 33 700 96 material _ 737 700 93 measurement NOC 31 97 86 marks 28 700 87 materials 68 99 97 measurement 77anbsp;...

Title:Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English
Author:Geoffrey Leech, Paul Rayson, Andrew (All Of Lancaster University) Wilson
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-11


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