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, cognateness, word frequency and length, has been conducted in relation to general English vocabulary learning. Given the lack of such research in relation to English academic vocabulary, the present study examines how predictive cognateness, word frequency and length are of EFL learners’ ability to recognise English academic vocabulary. In this study participants are Spanish L1 EFL learners. This L1-L2 pair was chosen due to a pedagogical consideration. Research suggests that Spanish-English bilinguals do not recognise all cognates as such (e. g. Nagy et al. 1993 ; August

. Universytet Warszawski, Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej, Warszawa, 2001. Pawłowski, Adam (2005): Modelling of sequential structures in Text. In: Köhler, Reinhard, Altmann, Gabriel - Piotrovskij, Rajmund G. (eds.), Quantitative Lin- guistik. Ein Internationales Handbuch. Quantitative Linguistics. An Internation Handbook. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 738-750. Wimmer, Gejza - Altmann, Gabriel (1999), Thesaurus of univariate discrete probabi- lity distributions. Essen: Stamm. WORD FREQUENCY STUDIES REGINA PUSTET Universität Munich The project (2007-2008) is a common

Section 1: Word Frequency List Sequence. This list is arranged according to the frequency of occurrence of words. Format. The list consists of four columns: • Column 1: Reference No. Gives each word a reference number. This number is used as cross reference in other sections where the meanings of words are not given. • Column 2: Syriac Lexical Entry. Gives the Syriac form of the word in vocalized Serto (Western) script. • Column 3: Category. Gives the grammatical (i.e. morphological) category of the lexical entry. • Column 4: English Meanings. Gives

18 Can an English Word Frequency Counter Serve the Requirements of Persian Automatic Indexing? Mohammad Reza Falahati-Fumani1 C.S. Ramachandra2 Abstract. This article assessed the possible suitability of an English word frequency counter for Persian. Ten Persian articles related to agriculture were input to the software. The error analysis revealed that it had the potential to be used for Persian but modifications were necessary to reduce the errors. The main source of the errors lied in Persian morphology and alphabet and the availability of Persian and

Word frequency and word order in freezes1 GERTRAUD FENK-OCZLON Abstract The theoretical part of this analysis attempts to explain and predict sequencing phenomena by means of principles of cognitive economy: in order to avoid peaks of information that are difficult to process (Fenk and Fenk 1980), and also because of their easier 'lexical' and articulatory accessibility, the more frequent and therefore informationally poorer ele- ments tend to occupy initial position (Fenk-Oczlon 1983a). In the context of 'freezes', this means 'more frequent (high-token frequency

25 Word Length and Word Frequency in Slovak Katarína Jedličková, Emília Nemcová1 Abstract. The aim of this article is to test the well-known Zipfian hypotheses concerning the relationships between length and frequency of words using Slovak data. In his seminal works G.K. Zipf (1932, 1935/68, 1950) expressed the following hypothesis concerning word frequency: „…the larger a word is in length, the less likely it is to be used.“ (1935: 22) or „…the magnitude of words tends, on the whole, to stand in an inverse (not necessarily proportionate) relationship to the

11 Word frequency and position in sentence 11.1 Introduction Word forms represent the elementary concept forming level (empirical con- cept) which can be abandoned in different more abstract directions. One can replace a word form by a lemma, by its part of speech, by its denotation and references, by its different kinds of length-related or other properties, and finally, by its frequency. Whatever the replacement, the original empirical “word” will be partially or completely bereft of its original form. We obtain a series of symbols, which can be considered as

4 The geometry of word frequencies 4.1 Introduction The points h, k, m and n which have been defined in the preceding chapters can be used not only related to some elementary questions asked in the field of textology (such as to vocabulary richness, or text coverage), but can also give us the possibility of characterizing the distribution in a geometric way. How did the writer manage to place the given restricted number of words (V ) in the texts? Consider first the rank frequency distribution. In very short texts it is possible to use each word only once. In

replication study. However, as argued below, the present study adopts better-suited analyses to investigate these questions. The factor “word frequency” has (to my knowledge) not been investigated in L2 speech before. Additionally, the current study will investigate potential differences in pause durations between L1 and L2 speech, taking pause placement into account. Riazantseva (2001) also investigated differences in pause duration between L1 and L2 speech and between speakers with different levels of proficiency. She found that higher proficient speakers paused, on