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ERIC Number: ED150540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A Report of On-Going Research Aimed at Developing Unweighted and Weighted Syllable Lists.
Sakiey, Elizabeth
Knowing which syllables are most commonly used should aid in linguistic research and in the preparation of curriculum materials, particularly in reading. A research project has been undertaken to develop unweighted and weighted (by the frequency of the words in which they appear) syllable lists. At present, two of the project's three phases are complete. In phase one, the "American Heritage Word Frequency Book" was edited to compile an up-to-date listing of the 5,000 most commonly used words. In phase two, those 5,000 words were coded to indicate the number of letters in each syllable, and this data was merged with the word frequency lists on a computer. The final phase of the project will consist of a computer sort to produce an unweighted syllable list and a summation of syllable frequencies in different words to create the weighted list. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)