21.4680, Qs: Database for Frequencies of Polysemous Word Senses

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Subject: 21.4680, Qs: Database for Frequencies of Polysemous Word Senses

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Date: 18-Nov-2010
From: Laura Morett [lmorett at ucsc.edu]
Subject: Database for Frequencies of Polysemous Word Senses
 

	
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:40:12
From: Laura Morett [lmorett at ucsc.edu]
Subject: Database for Frequencies of Polysemous Word Senses

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Does anyone know of a database that quantifies the frequency of how 
often different senses of polysemous words in English are used in 
spontaneous speech and/or text?  It seems as though there are some 
polysemous words for which the top 2 meanings are used roughly equally 
(e.g., ring), and there are some where meaning 1 is used much more 
frequently than meaning 2 (e.g., die), but I can't find any corpus-based 
databases with data to justify this intuition.

This is for a research study that I am planning on the relationship between 
gesture and language meaning. I would appreciate any suggestions and 
references! 

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)




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