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Corpus-based Frequency Dictionaries at Frankfurt Book Fair

Caucasian Languages

LCS Postgraduate Researcher Sophiko Daraselia has published two new corpus-based dictionaries: a Georgian-Abkhazian-English Frequency Dictionary and Georgian-Ossetian-English Frequency Dictionary. The work has been carried out in collaboration with the State Language Department of Georgia.

The dictionaries include 3,500 entries representing the most frequently used modern Georgian words translated into Abkhazian, Ossetian and English languages. The Georgian dictionary word-list has been compiled based on ‘KaWac,’ which is a large web-corpus for Georgian developed at the University of Leeds (Daraselia & Sharoff 2014). The Georgian, Abkhazian and Ossetian words in the dictionaries have Latin transcription. This expands the range of dictionary users to include those who cannot read Georgian, Abkhazian or Ossetian scripts.

The dictionaries are on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 10-14 October 2018, where Georgia is the Guest of Honour country.