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ERIC Number: ED192262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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A Syllable Frequency Count.
Sakiey, Elizabeth; And Others
A frequency count of the syllables in an edited list of the 5,000 most common English words generated an unweighted list of the most common 322 syllables in the words and a list of 290 syllables weighted by the frequency of occurrence of words of which the syllables were constituents. The unweighted list contained 222 nonword syllables and 100 word syllables. The weighted list contained 190 word syllables and 100 nonword syllables. The latter 290 syllables account for 72% of the approximately six million syllable tokens in the 5,000 most common English words. The lists are a potential data base for the development of curriculum materials in reading, spelling, and other areas. They are also a potential data base for investigations and technologies in readability, computer translation, verbal learning, and language acquisition. (The lists are appended.) (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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