A Frequency Dictionary of Russian is an invaluable tool for all learners of Russian, providing a list of the 5,000 most frequently used words in the language and the 300 most frequent multiword constructions.
The dictionary is based on data from a 150-million-word internet corpus taken from more than 75,000 webpages and covering a range of text types from news and journalistic articles, research papers, administrative texts and fiction.
All entries in the rank frequency list feature the English equivalent, a sample sentence with English translation, a part of speech indication, indication of stress for polysyllabic words and information on inflection for irregular forms.
The dictionary also contains twenty-six thematically organised and frequency-ranked lists of words on a variety of topics, such as food and drink, travel, and sports and leisure.
A Frequency Dictionary of Russian enables students of all levels to get the most out of their study of vocabulary in an engaging and efficient way. It is also a rich resource for language teaching, research, curriculum design, and materials development.
A CD version is available to purchase separately. Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research purposes.
Table of Contents
Introduction Frequency Index Alphabetical Index Part of speech Index Multiword constructions
Serge Sharoff is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Translation Studies within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.
Elena Umanskaya is a freelance teacher of Russian as a foreign language.
James Wilson is Research Fellow at the Centre for Translation Studies within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds.