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.
Corey Miller is a Lead Computational Linguist at MITRE Corporation, Virginia, USA. Karineh Aghajanian-Stewart is a Senior Faculty Research Specialist at the Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland, USA.
Thematic vocabulary lists Series preface Acknowledgents Introduction Frequency index Alphabetical index Part of speech index