A Frequency Dictionary Of Contemporary American... EXCLUSIVE
All entries in the rank frequency list also feature the top 20-30 collocates (nearby words) for that word, which provide valuable insight into the meaning and usage. Alphabetical and part-of speech indexes are provided for ease of use. The dictionary also contains 31 thematically organised and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as family, sports, and food. New words in the language, differences between American and British English, and grammar topics like the most frequent phrasal verbs are also covered.
A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American...
This dictionary by Davies and Gardner (both, Brigham Young Univ.) is based on the 400-million-word Corpus of Contemporary American English, which incorporates spoken language, fiction, magazines, newspapers, and academic discourse. The 5,000 most frequently used words (from "the" to "trim") are listed in order of occurrence, with information on part of speech, raw frequency, and dispersion. Because "you can tell a lot about a word by the other words that it hangs out with," a generous list of collocations follows each entry. Thematic vocabulary lists (on topics such as animals, the body, clothing, colors, and emotions) and comparisons (such as American versus British English) are an attractive feature. - Choice Review November 2010 041b061a72