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Query:   Equivalents to the General Service List
Author:  Zoe Handley
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Applied Linguistics

Summary:   DEAR LINGUIST LIST READERS,

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I POSTED A REQUEST FOR REFERENCES AND LINKS TO EQUIVALENTS
OF WEST’S (1953) GENERAL SERVICE LIST, A FREQUENCY ORDERED LIST OF BASIC
ENGLISH VOCABULARY FOR THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES.

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF RESPONSES:

- FRENCH
GOUGENHEIM’S FRANCAIS FONDAMENTAL
GOUGENHEIM, G., MICHÉA, R., RIVENC, P., SAUVAGEOT, A. 1956 / 1964.
L'ELABORATION DU FRANÇAIS FONDAMENTAL (1ER DEGRÉ). PARIS: DIDIER.
GOUGENHEIM, G., RIVENC, P., HASSAN, M. 1964. LE FRANÇAIS FONDAMENTAL.
TENDANCES NOUVELLES EN MATIÈRE DE RECHERCHE LINGUISTIQUE. L'EDUCATION EN
EUROPE, 5/2, P.72.
GOUGENHEIM, G. 1958 / 1977. DICTIONNAIRE FONDAMENTAL DE LA LANGUE
FRANÇAISE. PARIS: DIDIER.

WEB RESOURCES
HTTP://WWW.EDUCALIRE.NET/LECTFREQUENCE.HTM
HTTP://WWW.LEXIQUE.ORG/LISTES/LISTE_MOTS.PHP

- SPANISH
HTTP://VOCABULARYWIKI.PBWIKI.COM/SPANISH+WORD+FREQUENCY+LISTS

- ITALIAN
HTTP://OSDIR.COM/ML/SCIENCE.LINGUISTICS.CORPORA/2007-02/MSG00064.HTML

- CHINESE
DICTIONARY OF USAGE FREQUENCY OF MODERN CHINESE WORDS IMPRINT. BEIJING:
BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS PRESS DATE: 1990
WANG, HUAN (1986) DICTIONARY OF THE FREQUENCY OF VOCABULARY IN MODERN
CHINESE. BEIJING : BEIJING LANGUAGES INSTITUTE PRESS.
FREQUENCY DICTIONARY OF CHINESE WORDS. THE HAGUE, MOUTON, 1973.
ROUSSEAU AND ZHANG (1992) ZIPF'S DATA ON THE FREQUENCY OF CHINESE WORDS
REVISITED. SCIENTOMETRICS. 24 (2)
HTTP://WWW.CICLING.ORG/2006/PROCEEDINGS/LNCS-3878-PAGE105.PDF

- VARIOUS LANGUAGES
EATON (1961) AN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH WORD FREQUENCY DICTIONARY:
A CORRELATION OF THE FIRST SIX THOUSAND WORDS IN FOUR SINGLE-LANGUAGE
FREQUENCY LISTS. NEW YORK: DOVER.
HTTP://EN.WIKTIONARY.ORG/WIKI/WIKTIONARY:FREQUENCY_LISTS
HTTP://WWW.LEXITERIA.COM/DATABASE/WORD_FREQUENCY_LIST.HTML (COMMERCIAL)

- SOFTWARE FOR ESTIMATING THE FREQUENCY OF WORDS IN A CORPUS
HTTP://3D2F.COM/PROGRAMS/29-203-HERMETIC-WORD-FREQUENCY-COUNTER-DOWNLOAD.SHTML

FURTHER TO THE ABOVE, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK
INCLUDES WORD LISTS – UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE NOT MANAGED TO FIND THEM AS YET.

THANKS TO MICHAEL ALVAREZ-PEREYRE, CARMELA CHATEAU, ALEX BOULTON AND ISRAEL
COHEN FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.

ZOE HANDLEY

LL Issue: 20.513
Date Posted: 18-Feb-2009
Original Query: Read original query