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A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English: Word Sketches, Collocates, and Thematic Lists

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A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English is an invaluable tool for all learners of American English, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language. The dictionary is based on data from a 385 million word corpus - evenly balanced between spoken English (unscripted conversation from radio and TV shows); fiction (books, short stories, movie scripts); more than 100 popular magazines; ten newspapers; and 100 academic journals -- for a total of nearly 150,000 texts. All entries in ...

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