[Corpora-List] fiction word list?

Mark Davies Mark_Davies at byu.edu
Sat Mar 26 14:24:00 CET 2005

Does anyone have or know of a fiction word list, similar in concept to
Coxhead's academic word list?
<http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals/research/awl/info.html <http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals/research/awl/info.html> >

You might try my "Variation in English Words and Phrases" (VIEW) site: http://view.byu.edu

This interface to the 100m word British National Corpus allows you to specify a "macro" register (e.g. fiction) or even a more narrow register (like drame or poetry or prose) and then look for the top 3000 words in that register (just use * ), or narrow by part of speech (e.g. [vvi] or [nn*]) or phrase (e.g. the * in).

You can also use fuzzy matches, WordNet-based queries, and comparison of synonyms/antonyms -- usually with just one simply query.

Any questions, please feel free to email me.

Mark Davies

Mark Davies
Assoc. Prof., Linguistics
Brigham Young University
(phone) 801-422-9168 / (fax) 801-422-0906

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