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1st Edition

A Frequency Dictionary of Persian
Core vocabulary for learners

ISBN 9781138833241
Published August 2, 2017 by Routledge
376 Pages

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Book Description

A Frequency Dictionary of Persian is an invaluable tool for all learners of Persian, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language.

Based on a 150 million word corpus of written and spoken Persian texts from the Iranian world, the Dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, plus alphabetical and part-of-speech indices. All entries feature the English equivalent, and an example of use in context. The Dictionary also features thematically-based lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics. Also featured are some grammatically-oriented lists, such as simple verbs and light verb constructions, and comparisons of different ways of expressing the months of the year.

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.

A Frequency Dictionary of Persian enables students of all levels to build on their study of Persian in an efficient and engaging way.

Table of Contents

Thematic vocabulary lists

Series preface



Frequency index

Alphabetical index

Part of speech index

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Corey Miller is an Automatic Speech Recognition Research Manager at Rev.com, Texas, USA

Karineh Aghajanian-Stewart is a Senior Faculty Research Specialist at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland, USA.


A Frequency Dictionary of Persian was published this year in the series of so-called "frequency dictionaries" by the renowned publisher Routledge. Its authors are the American Iranians Corey Miller and Karineh Aghajanian-Stewart. The dictionary was completed on the basis of the evaluation of numerous recent publications in the Persian language. The words are numbered and listed in the order of their frequency….. All vocabulary is in Persian script, given in the Latinized transliteration and with the English translation. In addition to the presentation of the most frequently occurring 5,000 Persian vocabulary, the authors keep 31 thematically arranged lists with the vocabulary groups "Weather", "Emotions", "Military" etc. These help the learners to specifically acquire the topic-related dates. The publication by Aghajanian-Stewart and Miller is recommended to anyone studying Iranian studies or dealing with the Persian language.

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