A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners and users of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language.
Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list along with the English equivalent and a sample sentence with English translation.
This CD version has been specifically designed for use by corpus and computational linguists. It provides the frequency corpus in a tab delimited format allowing users the flexibility to process the material for their own research purposes.
Richard Xiao is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Chinese Studies at Edge Hill University. Paul Rayson is Director of the University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language and a teaching fellow at Lancaster University. Tony McEnery is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University.
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Tony McEnery is Professor of English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University.Review:
"Xiao, Rayson and McEnery's frequency dictionary is an impressive work that will undoubtedly prove useful to students, teachers, and - because of the detailed statistical information that is given - perhaps to researchers as well.....my main reaction upon perusing this book has been a feeling of regret that it was not available to me years ago when I was first studying Chinese."
-- Michael Grosvald, the University of California at Davis
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