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Frequency Effects in Word Recognition

  • By: James S. Magnuson
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

A word's frequency is a measure of how commonly it is used. Most often, it is expressed as a relative frequency, such as occurrences per million words in a large corpus of written or spoken language. Generally, higher frequency words are ...