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ERIC Number: ED010978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 11
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ENGLISH WORDS OF VERY HIGH FREQUENCY.
CARD, WILLIAM; MCDAVID, VIRGINIA
THE BIAS OF THE FREQUENCY OF THE 122 MOST COMMONLY USED ENGLISH WORDS WAS STUDIED. THE METHOD USED TO ASSEMBLE THESE DATA IS DESCRIBED FULLY. THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORDS WERE TAKEN FROM A DISSERTATION BY GEORGE K. MONROE, "PHONEMIC TRANSCRIPTION OF GRAPHIC POSTBASE AFFIXES IN ENGLISH," GODFREY DEWEY, "RELATIVE FREQUENCY OF ENGLISH SPEECH SOUNDS," MILES L. HANLEY, "WORD INDEX TO JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES," AND HENRY D. RINSLAND, "A BASIC VOCABULARY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN." ALL BUT THE RINSLAND LIST WERE TAKEN FROM ADULT READING MATERIAL. WORDS WERE ARRANGED IN RANK ORDER. THE FREQUENCIES OF THE VARIOUS STUDIES WERE RECORDED. DATA WERE COMPARED ACCORDING TO SPECIFIC WORDS AS WELL AS ACCORDING TO STRUCTURE WORDS. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "COLLEGE ENGLISH," MAY 1966. (BK)
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