ERIC Number: ED024945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
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Word Count of Elementary Modern Literary Arabic Textbooks.
McCarus, Ernest N.; Rammuny, Raji M.
A computerized word count is presented of 11 elementary Modern Literary Arabic textbooks used in the United States. The word count was started in 1967 to provide a practical vocabulary base for a fully-programmed self-instructional course on the phonology and script of Modern Literary Arabic. The first part of the count is a cumulative list (compiled with the aid of an IBM 360/20 computer and an IBM card sorter) arranged alphabetically by Arabic root, according to conventional dictionary practice, of all the words listed in the 11 Arabic texts, with their English meanings, the sources for each word are given. The number of different textbooks in which the word occurs is indicated, as well as its frequency in the Landau word count (1959). Plurals are listed separately but following the singulars, and the imperfect tense of the verb is likewise listed following the perfect, if both occur. Homonyms having distinct plurals are listed as separate items. The second part of the word count consists of alphabetical list of the words occurring in all 11 textbooks, in 10 of them, in 9, and so on. A list of the 11 textbooks covered in the count is also included. (DO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.