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The frequency with which specific phrases are utilized in a textual content can let us know whatever significant either approximately that textual content and in addition approximately its writer simply because their number of phrases is seldom random. concentrating on the main widespread lexical goods of a few generated note frequency lists will help us to figure out even if all of the texts are written by way of an identical writer. however, they could desire to make certain even if the main common phrases of a given textual content (captured by way of its notice frequency record) are suggestive of probably significant styles which may were missed had the textual content been learn manually. This edited assortment brings jointly state of the art learn written via top specialists at the box at the development of word-lists for the research of either frequency and key-phrase utilization. Taken jointly, those papers supply a finished and updated survey of the main fascinating examine being carried out during this topic.

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For the purposes of this study, Baker split the corpus into two sub-corpora (depending on whether speakers argue for or against fox hunting to be banned) so that they could be compared with each other, rather than with a more general reference text. T he bulk of Baker’s chapter is dedicated to a discussion of the different discourses (or ways of looking at the world) that speakers access in order to persuade others of their point of view, which Baker identifies using concordance 25 McEnery suggests that the key keywords approach is especially useful when one is working with large volumes of data (and the volume is such that the number of keywords generated is overwhelming).

T hus with regard to frequency implications, the choice of headwords has long been controversial. A further frequency issue with regard to lexicographical words is the growing practice that current dictionaries have established of providing frequency tables relating to content, similar to the literature on the size of corpora. 8. A ll the same, it is hard to know what exactly each dictionary is counting. 13 13 figure. I am grateful to A nne S myth of the Ulster Folk and T ransport Museum for this Word Frequency Use or Misuse?

L owry, A . R ooney and M. 2 (Queen’s University Belfast and T rinity College D ublin, 2007). What’s in a Word-list? 9 List of discourse markers in the SPICE-Ireland corpus Syntactic Lexical Phonological D o-you-know D o-you-see I-’d-say I-know I-mean I-see I-suppose I-think(-that) You-know You-see S ee A h-no A h-well A h-right A ctually A ll-right, alright God, Jesus, Jeez Just Kind-of, kinda L ike [focus] My-God, My-gosh N o, naw, no-no N ow O h-God, O h-gosh O h-my-God, God-A lmighty O h-Jesus O h-right O h-well O h-yeah, O h-yes O kay O nly R ight So S ort-of, sorta S ure T hen T here W ell Yeah-no Yeah-yeah Yes, yeah, yup, aye Ah A rrah O ch Oh Ten classes of word frequency?

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