LINGUIST List 21.2241|
Mon May 17 2010
FYI: English, Chinese and Dutch word frequencies
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English, Chinese and Dutch word frequencies
Message 1: English, Chinese and Dutch word frequencies
From: Marc Brysbaert <marc.brysbaertugent.be>
Subject: English, Chinese and Dutch word frequencies
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As part of our SUBTLEX series, we have released American English, Chinese,
and Dutch word frequencies on the basis of film and television subtitles.
The advantages of the list are:
1. The frequencies are freely available in easy to use files.
2. The frequencies predict lexical decision times and naming times better
than other frequencies available (including Celex).
3. The frequencies have been published in a scientific journal.
You can find more information (and files with the frequencies) on:
Brysbaert, M. & New, B. (2009) Moving beyond Kucera and Francis : A
Critical Evaluation of Current Word Frequency Norms and the
Introduction of a New and Improved Word Frequency Measure for American
English. Behavior Research Methods, 41 (4), 977-990.
Cai, Q., & Brysbaert, M. (in press). SUBTLEX-CH: Chinese Word and
Character Frequencies Based on Film Subtitles. Plos ONE.
Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M. & New, B. (in press). SUBTLEX-NL: A new
frequency measure for Dutch words based on film subtitles. Behavior
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
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