COCA Corpus of Contemporary American English

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 22 22:06:21 UTC 2010

Thanks for the COCA site edress

This site has a word frequency list of the most popular 5k words in English.  I wonder where the words are from - newspapers? internet?.

I've written a book using the same 5k list but from Collins Cobuild of UK.  Theirs was from various publications, mainly the London Times.  I had to transpose spelling from UK to USA.  I rewrote the words in USA accent using truespel phonetics.  The frequency list allows comparison of letters and sounds which I do in my book using spreadsheets.  I'll be checking how the lists differ.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
see phonetic spelling

> Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 02:20:09 +0800
> From: strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
> Subject: Re: nomconjobjs: between you and me/I
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> Poster: Randy Alexander
> Subject: Re: nomconjobjs: between you and me/I
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> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 1:40 AM, Baker, John wrote:
>> Â Â Â Â It's difficult to get good numbers on the comparative frequency
>> of "between you and me" and "between you and I."
> The ever-improving COCA says:
> "Between you and me" 157
> "Between you and I" 17
> And if you click on the [Chart] radio button under [Display], you can
> see that "between you and me" is more common in fiction and "between
> you and I" is more common in spoken English.
> You can also see that "between you and me" is falling in popularity,
> and "between you and I" is rising.
> Take it for a spin:
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