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Frequency Lists for teachers/researchers To download/print/save

UPDATE: CURRENTLY IN-USE LISTS ARE AVAILABLE WITH DESCRIPTIONS AT VP-COMPLEAT INPUT HERE (TOP RIGHT)

English

Lists used on Lextutor Classic

GSL 1000_families.txt 39k

GSL 1000_heads.txt 9k

GSL 2000_families.txt 36k

GSL 2000_heads.txt 7k

AWL_heads.txt 5k

AWL_families.txt 37k

AWL_families_sublists.doc 37k

Paul Meara's Plausible Non-Words

James Dickins' freq-by-sense GSL
    and ReadMe Doc (new copy Apr 2012)

 

Web VP / BNC-20 v 3.2

British National Corpus lists version (Beta)

[LISTS UNDER REVISION - See first 14 lists here , and last 6 here ,

 

NEW! Martinez' BNC-5k Phrase Lists

NEW! JACET8000 (from Japan Assn of College English Teachers) linked Aug '13

  French

Lists used on Lextutor (families)

basewrd1_f.txt 121k

basewrd2_f.txt 185k

basewrd3_f.txt 1906k

Baudot.doc 83k

Franšais fondamental
FF1.txt 9k || FF2.txt 15k

Lexique.org from Paris V
Huge French lists collection Downloads
English Others

Longman LDOCE Defining Vocab
NEW Longman "Communication 3000"

Brown Corpus list (text)
525k as text file (alpha sort)
Brown Corpus list (Excel)
2.5M as Excel file (resortable)

Ogden's 'Basic Engish'
"90% of the dictionary's concepts can be expressed in 850 words..."

Lists based on Brit Nat Corpus
From U. Lancaster
From Paul Nation

David Lee's site for
Links to many more lists..>

Where do Lextutor lists come from?
English 1000 and 2000 lists are versions of West's (1953) General Service List (See Baumann& Culligan); AWL was produced by Averil Coxhead (link below). Development of French lists is discussed by Cobb & Horst (2004)

GSL (1000 and 2000) lists thanks to Rob Waring, AWL to Averil Coxhead; French lists grace Ó Thierry Selva, Glyn Jones & Robin Goodfellow.