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by Dee Gardner,Mark Davies


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All entries in the rank frequency list 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 organized and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as family, sports, and food.

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.

By Mark Davies, Dee Gardner. This dictionary by Davies and Gardner (both, Brigham Young Univ. For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Because "you can tell a lot about a word by the other words that it hangs out with," a generous list of collocations follows each entry.

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The dictionary also contains 31 thematically organized and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as family, sports, and food. 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.

DAVIES, Mark & Dee GARDNER. A Frequency Dictionary of. Contemporary American English. It contains the top 5,000 lemmas of American English, along with the top 20-30 collocates for each word, which help to paint a useful. Word sketches, collocates, and thematic. Oxford and New York: Routledge. x + 351 pp. ISBN 978-0-. word sketch" for each word. In addition, there are more than thirty frequency-ranked thematic lists – family terms, clothing, new words in American English, American, British contrasts, top phrasal verbs, and so on.

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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 contains31 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.

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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I love word books of many types, and this book not only contains word frequency data on the 5000 most used words in American English, but also provides additional words that most often accompany the 5000 words when they appear in speech and print. For example, the 1974th most commonly used word is "apart," and the associated words that are most often used with apart, are: fall, tear, foot, far, set, break, inch, pull, rip, year, keep, about, mile, and shoulder-width.

The book also contains a full index of the words and their frequency ranking, so they can easily be found without going through the front of the book. The entries for each word also contain the part of speech for each word, as well as variants of the words, such as goes, going, went, and gone which belong to the "head word" or "lemma" go. The word's statistical dispersion (the degree to which the word is found across 100 corpora) is also included. Interestingly, the corpus the book was based on contains over 400 MILLION words, so this was no small task.

Another feature of the book is the presence of 31 different thematic vocabulary lists ranging from colors and professions to emotions and word length. Overall, this is one outstanding book for any logophile, linguist, researcher, and English professor. It contains outstanding information and is an excellent reference book for anyone who loves the English language.
Cezel
The kindle of this book is unusable. Words are randomly strewed about without any formatting and it seems sentences stop and random moments. It's almost if they had a computer scan the book and spent no time with a human to double check that things came out correct. DON'T BUY THE KINDLE ADDITION!
Hawk Flying
This book contains standardized information about the 5,000 most frequently-used words in American English. The words are listed in descending rank order of frequency. In addition to the frequency information, the entry for each word contains a list of the top 20 or so words which most often appear near it. The frequency and collocation information was obtained from a 385 million word corpus, assembled from 150,000 documents. In addition to its primary list, the book also contains 31 smaller lists with the most frequent words used for specific topics. Two indices allow word lookup in the main list alphabetically or by part of speech.

As the authors intend, this material has a number of uses in language learning and translation. It is also a great resource for text analysts and computational linguists (see Weiss, Indurkhya and Zhang's Fundamentals of Predictive Text Mining). Its contents can be used to create expected frequency word lists that can detect patterns of emphasis in text documents. The collocation information can also be used to resolve ambiguity between different word senses in natural language processing. This source is conveniently organized for those who want to explore the connections between frequent words and the words around them. Those contemplating large projects might be best served by the disc-based version.
Cala
Good tool for English language learning
Zargelynd
This is a must have for anyone teaching ESL/EFL. Why waste your time teaching vocabulary words that the students will never use? With this book, you get the 5000 most common vocabulary words based on a 385 million plus corpus. If it's not in this book, odds are your students won't need to know it in everyday conversation.

Each word has a list of words around it so you know the context in which the word is used. There are many sub lists of things such as animals, professions, weather, etc based on the main book.

Very helpful for creating vocabulary lists and simplifying your writing for a lower level audience. Anyone teaching, learning, or writing for the ESL/EFL populace should have a copy of this book.
Eigeni
First there was the Spanish frequency dictionary, published a few years ago by Davies, based on his corpusdelespanol.org, a collection of over 100 million words of Spanish from the 13th to the 20th centuries, complete with one of the very best search engines (the corpus, that is) available on the Web. And all free to use to all. Now this dictionary,, also based on a freely available Web corpus (the ANC [American National Corpus]), collection of which is headed by Dr. Nancy Ide, and whose user programs, as far as I know, were also done by Mark. (Before either of these, he had made the user programs for the BNC--the British National Corpus, no doubt the best-known Quite Large Corpus there is-- in the 1990s) [note that QLC is *not* a generally-accepted acronym--yet]. The BNC has 100M words of text, and not just from British English. The ANC had 100M words when it was first released in the early 2000s, but has had planned growth since then and is now probably nearly twice that large. This dictionary, unlike the Spanish version, has semi-thesaurus-type collocation information, arranged by frequency within the Part-Of-Speech in question. I haven't used this feature of it yet, but perusing the dictionary (yes, I'm that kind of guy!) makes me drool in anticipation. I hope the next edition of the Spanish frequency dictionary adds this feature, as well. Davies really knows how (in my opinion, better than anybody else) to make products useful for corpus manipulators; with a little bit of homework, they turn out to be useful for the proverbial 'man in the street' as well. Likewise for those in between, like English teachers (just take a few grains of salt before going to bed with the book, or else read a statistics book if you're on a salt-free diet). In short, anybody who works with English needs this book. BTW, it's attractively edited and easy to use and pretty well-explained. You'll see what I mean when you use it.
Kea
To be frank, this is a very good book, especially for foreign learners of English. through collocates each entry word accompany, we can learn English words much more easily. i strongly recommend this to everyone who wants to crack down English vocabulary.
A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English: Word Sketches, Collocates and Thematic Lists (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries) download epub
Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Author: Dee Gardner,Mark Davies
ISBN: 0415490642
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 23, 2010)
Pages: 368 pages