[Corpora-List] Frequency lists (corrected)

Angus Grieve-Smith grvsmth at panix.com
Mon Feb 23 18:19:53 CET 2009


On Mon, 23 Feb 2009, CRuehlemann at aol.com wrote:


> Could anybody point me to more word frequency lists available either in
> print or on the internet?

The frequency list from the Brown Corpus of written American English ca. 1962 is available from the Oxford Text Archive:

<http://ota.ahds.ac.uk/headers/0668.xml>

The list is available in print form (ha!) and can be cited in either form as:

Frequency Analysis of English Usage: Lexicon and Grammar By Winthrop Nelson Francis, Henry Kucera, Andrew W. Mackie Contributor Henry Kucera, Andrew W. Mackie Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1982 561 pages

The corpus itself (about a million words) is available on the ICAME CD for about $500 USD:

<http://icame.uib.no/newcd.htm>

More info on the Brown corpus:

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Corpus>

-Angus B. Grieve-Smith

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