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A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) by Mark Davies and Dee Gardner

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A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) by Mark Davies and Dee Gardner

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English is an invaluable tool for all learners of American English, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language.

The dictionary is based on data from a 385 million word corpus – evenly balanced between spoken English (unscripted conversation from radio and TV shows); fiction (books, short stories, movie scripts); more than 100 popular magazines; ten newspapers; and 100 academic journals – for a total of nearly 150,000 texts.

All entries in the rank frequency list also feature the top 20-30 collocates (nearby words) for that word, which provide valuable insight into the meaning and usage. Alphabetical and part-of speech indexes are provided for ease of use. The dictionary also contains 31 thematically organised and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as family, sports, and food. New words in the language, differences between American and British English, and grammar topics like the most frequent phrasal verbs are also covered.

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English is an engaging and efficient resource enabling students of all levels to get the most out of their study of vocabulary. It is also a rich resource for language teaching , research, curriculum design, and materials development.

Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research work.

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Product Description

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) by Mark Davies and Dee Gardner

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English is an invaluable tool for all learners of American English, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language.

The dictionary is based on data from a 385 million word corpus – evenly balanced between spoken English (unscripted conversation from radio and TV shows); fiction (books, short stories, movie scripts); more than 100 popular magazines; ten newspapers; and 100 academic journals – for a total of nearly 150,000 texts.

All entries in the rank frequency list also feature the top 20-30 collocates (nearby words) for that word, which provide valuable insight into the meaning and usage. Alphabetical and part-of speech indexes are provided for ease of use. The dictionary also contains 31 thematically organised and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as family, sports, and food. New words in the language, differences between American and British English, and grammar topics like the most frequent phrasal verbs are also covered.

A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English is an engaging and efficient resource enabling students of all levels to get the most out of their study of vocabulary. It is also a rich resource for language teaching , research, curriculum design, and materials development.

Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research work.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Reference
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Routledge, 1st edition
Number of pages 368 pages
Dimensions 17.4 x 2.1 x 24.6 cm
ISBN 978-0415490634
Date of Publication 15 Feb. 2010
Language ESL: English as a Second Language
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Very useful dictionary for learning essential Contemporary American English vocabulary
  • Helps to prioritise vocabulary learning objectives
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