The preset text files contain royalty-free short texts (or extracts) by famous authors from
previous centuries. WordValue currently contains the following preset text files:
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Chapter 1
- Daffodils by William Wordsworth
- The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
The preset table English personal pronouns with genders contains a list of the English
personal pronouns, together with information on their gender (female, male, unmarked).
The preset table The 200 most frequent English words contains the 200 most frequent words
from the British National Corpus with information on their part of speech, frequency, rank,
word length (in letters), language family of origin (Germanic vs. Romance) and period of first
attestation (Old English – Middle English – Early Modern English – Modern English).
The dataset is based on the beginning of Adam Kilgarriff’s list BNC frequency list lemma.num
) and was extended following the method outlined in Christina Sanchez-Stockhammer (2018),
Consociation and Dissociation:
An empirical study of word-family integration in English and German
, with a more fine-grained recoding of the most recently attested words based on the information
in the Oxford English Dictionary.