ERIC Number: ED032523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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An Urdu Newspaper Word Count.
Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman; And Others
This volume is the last of four works dealing with the Urdu language prepared by the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University. (See "A Course in Urdu," ED 013 435-7; "A Reader of Modern Urdu Poetry," ED 022 163; and "An Urdu Newspaper Reader," AL 002 107.) The present volume, although not intended primarily as a dictionary, is suggested as a supplementary vocabulary source for further reading and research. The corpus upon which this work is based contains 136,783 running words, collected from 15 Pakistani newspapers. The author's rules (which differ somewhat from those of Brill and Landau), as well as a discussion of word counts, the corpus of this work, word count methodology, Arabic orthography, and other pertinent information, are presented in the introductory section. Part One comprises the Urdu-English Alphabetical List, which gives the orthography, frequency, pronunciation, grammatical class membership, meaning, and usage of each lexeme. Part Two, the Frequency List, relists all occurring words in descending order of frequency. (AMM)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, English, Language Research, Lexicography, Newspapers, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks, Urdu, Word Frequency, Writing (Composition)
McGill University Press, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Inst. of Islamic Studies.