FREKVENCIA SLOV A TVAROV V SÚČASNEJ SLOVENČINE
Frequency of lemmas and word forms in contemporary Slovak
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In this paper, basic statistical data about the Slovak linguistic units (lemmas, word forms, collocations, parts of speech or rather word classes) are analysed using various language resources. The frequency of lemmas and word forms in contemporary Slovak according to the dictionary Frekvencia slov v slovenčine (Frequency of Words in the Slovak Language) by Jozef Mistrík (1969) is compared with the data obtained from several Slovak National Corpus versions and some of its subcorpora. This provides an overview about the stability and dynamics of the Slovak language system in various areas of its usage during the last fifty-five years. Statistical information summarized in the frequency dictionaries and lists helps to understand better and more objectively the functioning of the linguistic units in communication. It also helps to determine the attributes of both typologically distant and close languages. This contribution serves as a demonstration of the possibilities of statistical analysis and it will be used as a base for preparation of a new frequency dictionary of Slovak based on the Slovak National Corpus material.
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