TITLE

FREQUENCY STUDIES OF ENGLISH CONSONANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Wang, William S.-Y.; Crawford, John
PUB. DATE
July 1960
SOURCE
Language & Speech;Jul-Sep60, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a study on the disagreement among the various frequency counts which have been made of English consonants. Discussion on the relative frequencies of the first order probabilities of English sounds; Interpretation of previous studies which were examined for the research; Affirmation that the relative frequency of consonants in English is not seriously affected by the style of literary content or by the dialect of the sample and that a relatively small sample yields typical values.
ACCESSION #
14086731

 

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