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ERIC Number: EJ964145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
The Most Frequent English Homonyms
Parent, Kevin
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v43 n1 p69-81 Apr 2012
This article distinguishes homonymy, homophony, homography and polysemy, and provides a list of the most frequent homonyms using corpus-derived data. For most of the homonyms, the most common meaning accounts for 90% or more of the total uses of the form. The pedagogical and research implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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