I'm interested in two questions related to word frequency lists:
(i) The published frequency lists I am aware of include the following few: BNC-based: Kilgarriff, A. (1998). ‘BNC database and word frequency lists.’ _http://www.kilgarriff.co.uk/bnc-readme.html_ (http://www.kilgarriff.co.uk/bnc-readme.html)
Leech, G., P. Rayson and A. Wilson. (2001). Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English: Based on the British National Corpus. London: Longman
CIC-based: McCarthy, M. J. (1998). Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Could anybody point me to more word frequency lists available either in print or on the internet?
(ii) As far as I know, the definite article the tops most word frequency lists derived from general corpora. Is anybody aware of any published in-depth discussion of this finding in terms of reference, be it anaphoric, cataphoric or deictic?
Any help is greatly appreciated. A summary will be posted.
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