Learning Vocabulary By Frequency

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Some words are more common than others. This very basic linguistic principle has been researched (warning: PDF) a lot. This research shows a correlation between frequency and vocabulary acquisition, but that was already something taken for granted as common knowledge.

If you ask most people who have successfully learned a language how they did it, they’ll tell you they hit a certain level, then began…