This completely updated edition of A Frequency Dictionary of German contains the 5,000 most commonly used words of German today, occurring in a 20-million-word corpus (compared to a 4.2-million-word corpus in the first edition). The basis of the frequency list is a significantly extended version of the Herder/BYU Corpus of Contemporary German. The Dictionary contains spoken and written German, and represents different genres, text types, registers, styles, and also regional varieties.
The Dictionary provides a rich resource for language teaching and curriculum design, while a separate CD version provides the full text in a tab-delimited format ideally suited for use by corpus and computational linguists.
The corpus is designed to represent the current German language as it is used in the real world. Useful as a reference for students and course designers alike, A Frequency Dictionary of German is an important new resource.
Table of Contents
Thematic vocabulary lists
Introduction to the second edition
Part of speech index
Erwin Tschirner (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is Gerhard Helbig Professor of German as a Foreign Language at the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig.
Jupp Möhring is a researcher at the University of Leipzig (Herder Institute) and the Executive Director of the Institute for Test Research and Test Development, Leipzig.