2nd Edition

A Frequency Dictionary of German Core Vocabulary for Learners

By Erwin Tschirner, Jupp Möhring Copyright 2020
    314 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 former CD content is now available to access at www.routledge.com/9781138659780 as support material to provide 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.

    Thematic vocabulary lists

    Series preface



    Introduction to the second edition

    Frequency index

    Alphabetical index

    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.