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全世界的英语单词总共有多少个?总数1,010,649.7个(中英文)

时间:2011-08-20 16:30  作者:admin  来源:www.2abc8.com

全世界的英语单词总共有多少个?答案1,010,649.7个Number of Words in the English Language: 1,010,649.7
位于奥斯丁的全球语言监测机构(GLM)计算出平均每98分钟产生一个新词或者每天14.7个新词,而第100万个单词的称号应该正式授予新一代互联网应用术语“web 2.0”。全世界有15.3亿人说英语,牛津英语辞典收入了60多万个单词,这使得其他欧洲语言相形见绌。法语记录在册的单词只有10万个,西班牙语稍多一些,也只有25万个。GLM的数据显示英语的单词数量是世界上使用者第二多的语言——汉语普通话的两倍。

The number of words in the English language is :  1,010,649.7.   This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor on May 24, 2011.

The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT).  The Millionth Word was the controversial ‘Web 2.0′. Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day.
Though GLM’s analysis was the subject of much controversy at the time, the recent Google/Harvard Study of the Current Number of Words in the English Language is 1,022,000.  The above graphic is from the AAAS /Science as reported on NPR.   At the time the  New York Times article on the historic threshold famously quoted several dissenting linguists as claiming  that “even Google could not come up with” such a methodology.  Unbeknownst to them Google was doing precisely that.

The number of words in the English language according to GLM now stands at:  1,010,649.7.   The difference between the two analyses is .0121%, which is widely considered statistically insignificant.

Google’s number, which is based on the counting of  the words in the 15,000,000 English language books it has scanned into the ‘Google Corpus,’ mirrors GLM’s Analysis.  GLM’s number is based upon its algorithmic methodologies, explication of which is available from its site.

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