Word frequency data

Note: this data is based on corpora that were created solely by Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. As the result of an agreement between BYU and Mark Davies, all transactions regarding payments and licenses for this data are made solely with Mark Davies, rather than with BYU.

The 100,000 word list comes in two formats (both included in the purchase price): text and Excel (with links to COCA queries). The 5,000-60,000 lemma lists can be purchased in several different formats:

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# words format Wordlist Wordlist +
genre frequency
eBook Printed book
5,000 lemmas Free (A) $90 (C) $45 (A) $90 (C) $19.95 ~ $37
20,000 lemmas $60 (A) $120 (C) $80 (A) $160 (C) $39.95 -----
60,000 lemmas $90 (A) $180 (C) $125 (A) $250 (C) ----- -----
100,000 words

$125 (A)     $250 (C)
(price includes both text and Excel files,
with 200,000 links to COCA queries)

See comparison of 60k and 100k lists

Questions about what size of list to purchase? (5,000, 20,000, or 60,000) Take a look at this list to see what words appear at the different levels. There's no need to buy a larger list if a smaller one is adequate for your needs.



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