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ERIC Number: ED014255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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COMPUTER-AIDED WORD RESEARCH.
SILIAKUS, H.J.
IN PREPARATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERAL FREQUENCY WORD LIST IN GERMAN DESIGNED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED LEVELS OF READING IN THE GERMAN CURRICULUM, A COMPUTER-BASED WORD COUNT WAS BEGUN IN AUSTRALIA'S UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE. USING MAGNETIC TAPES CONTAINING (1) A TEXT OF OVER 100,000 RUNNING WORDS, (2) 1,000 MOST USEFUL WORDS, WITH ALL THEIR MORPHOLOGICAL POSSIBILITIES, TAKEN FROM A PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED ELEMENTARY-LEVEL LIST, AND (3) 500 SPECIALIZED MUSIC TERMS, THE COMPUTER PROCEDURES DETERMINED THAT JUST OVER 30 PERCENT OF THE ORIGINAL SAMPLE TEXT HAD NOT BEEN COVERED BY THE BASIC OR SPECIALIZED WORD LISTS. THE BULK OF THE REJECTED WORDS PROVED TO BE VERY LOW FREQUENCY ITEMS, BUT THERE WERE MASSES OF HIGH FREQUENCY PROPER NOUNS AND COGNATES FOUND IN THE UNCOVERED PORTIONS OF THE TEXT. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "BABEL," VOLUME 3 (NEW SER.) NUMBER 2, JULY 1967, PAGES 19-21. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, Melbourne.
Identifiers: AUSTRALIA; University of Adelaide (Australia)