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Query:   For Query: 10.1659/ Verb Frequency Lists
Author:  Nancy Salay
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Text/Corpus Linguistics

Summary:   FOR QUERY: 10.1659

I PROMISED TO SEND A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES IN A WEEK OR TWO TO THE QUESTION BELOW, BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, WE EXPERIENCED MAJOR SERVER PROBLEMS RIGHT AROUND THE TIME I BEGAN RECEIVING RESPONSES. THE UPSHOT IS THAT ALL BUT ONE HAVE BEEN LOST. SO, THANKS TO KIRSTEN (SEE RESPONSE BELOW) AND TO THE MANY OTHERS WHO RESPONDED. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SIMILAR NEEDS, THE FREQUENCY LIST I'M NOW USING WAS PREPARED AT ITRI IN BRIGHTON. SUCH FILES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM FTP://FTP.ITRI.BTON.AC.UK/PUB/BNC .

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ORIGINAL QUESTION:

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A VERB FREQUENCY LIST, PREFERRABLY ON-LINE AND *FREE*, BASED ON EVERYDAY USAGE? THEESE WOULD BE *MUCH* APPRECIATED. I'LL POST RESPONSES (IF I GET ANY) IN A WEEK OR TWO.

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ONLY RESPONSE THAT SURVIVED:

KIRSTEN BEISSNER

HI NANCY
THE LIST IN THE ARTICLE MENTIONED BELOW IS NEITHER VERY UP TO DATE NOR ONLINE, BUT STILL IT MAY BE OF SOME HELP FOR YOU. I THINK IF YOU WOULD CONTACT PROF. SINCLAIR OR COBUILD DIRECTLY, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU VALUABLE HINTS.

SINCLAIR, J., & RENOUF, A. (1988). A LEXICAL SYLLABUS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING. IN RONALD CARTER, & M.J. MCCARTHY. VOCABULARY AND LANGUAGE TEACHING. LONDON: LONGMAN.

BEST WISHES
KIRSTEN BEISSNER
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BEST,
NANCY.

LL Issue: 10.1711
Date Posted: 10-Nov-1999
Original Query: Read original query