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AWL Word Cloud (by headword)Visual representation of word form frequency

This page gives word cloud (i.e. visual) representations of the frequency of different word forms of headwords in the Academic Word List (AWL). Frequencies are taken from the BAWE (British Academic Written English) corpus. Begin by selecting the relevant word (start typing in the box below). Only headwords words in the Academic Word List can be searched for.

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This word cloud is adapted from the one by Nan Xiao, which is a fork of the original created by Jason Davies.


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