A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch

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Author Carole Tiberius, Tanneke Schoonheim, Adam Kilgarriff
Title A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch
Abstract In this paper, we present a corpus-based frequency dictionary of Dutch containing the 5000 most frequent words of Dutch. The dictionary has been published at the beginning of 2014 as part of the Routledge Frequency Dictionaries series, a well-established series with titles available for 11 languages at the time of writing. Novel in the Dutch frequency dictionary is that genre has been foregrounded. The dictionary does not contain one single frequency list, but multiple lists are presented, of which four are genre specific covering fiction, newspaper, spoken and web. Throughout the dictionary there are also thematically organised lists featuring the top words from a variety of key topics such as animals, food and other areas of daily and cultural life. Words specific to Dutch in Belgium are also included. The dictionary is based on a 290-million-word corpus which includes both written and spoken material from a wide range of sources.
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Keywords frequency dictionary; genre; Dutch
author={Carole Tiberius and Tanneke Schoonheim and Adam Kilgarriff},
title={A Frequency Dictionary of Dutch},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},