, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 502-532

A frequency count of 190,000 words in theLondon-Lund Corpus of English Conversation

Abstract

A frequency count of more than 190,000 words of spoken English is presented. The count is based on a published corpus of spontaneous conversation (Svartvik & Quirk, 1980). A brief description of the count is presented, and the correlations between spoken word frequency and a range of other word variables are reported. It is expected that the frequency count will be useful in the interpretation of certain psychological data.