Focus on Frequency: A Comparison of First-year German VocabulariesMasters Theses
Date of Award5-2010
Degree NameMaster of Arts
Major ProfessorChauncey J. Mellor
Committee MembersStefanie Ohnesorg, Sébastian Dubreil
AbstractForeign language teachers, experts of pedagogy, and textbook publishers often cite frequency as an important tool in the creation of textbooks, as well as in teaching students a foreign language. These same figures, however, rarely question the application of frequency in these works. This thesis examines the application of frequency over a range of first-year German textbooks compared to a textbook that is explicitly based on a particular frequency dictionary. These textbooks are compared to each other and to the Jones and Tschirner Frequency Dictionary of German and Pfeffer’s Grunddeutsch: Basic (Spoken) German Word List, Grundstufe.
Citation InformationRonald Eric Johnson. "Focus on Frequency: A Comparison of First-year German Vocabularies" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/r_eric_johnson/1/