A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish: Core Vocabulary for Learners

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 29, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 286 pages
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The only up-to-date frequency dictionary of Spanish currently available, this is an invaluable tool for all learners of Spanish that provides a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language.

Based on a twenty million word corpus evenly divided between spoken, fiction and non-fiction texts from both Spain and Latin America, the Dictionary provides a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes to ensure maximum ease of access to the information and efficiency of use.

All entries in the rank frequency list feature the English equivalent, a sample sentence and, where applicable, an indication of major register variation. The Dictionary also contains thirty thematically organized lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics, such as animals, weather, materials, and family terms.

A CD version is available to purchase separately. 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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Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Linguistics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Has published numerous articles on historical syntax and syntactic and lexical variations in Spanish and Portuguese, linguistic databases, and corpus linguistics. Creator of the Corpus del Espanol (www.corpusdelespanol.org), a 100-million word corpus of Spanish

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