Taking advantage of a highly predictable relation between Portuguese orthography and (lexical) phonology, this tool allows the automatic extraction (identification, count and listing) of the following phonological units: classes of segments (consonants, vowels, glides, as well as subclasses), syllables, phonological clitics and prosodic words. In addition, (i) it locates word stress, and provides information on the distribution of stress within words (i.e. number and list of words with final, penult and antepenult stress), (ii) it counts the number of different syllable types (CV, V, CVC…), and does so by position in the word (initial, internal and final), or taking into account the presence/absence of word stress, or both (position in the word and presence/absence of word stress), (iii) it provides information on the size of words (number and list of words with one, two, three, N syllables or segments), and does so for prosodic words as well as for clitics, and (iv) within the class of phonological clitics, it sets enclitics and proclitics apart, providing the number of both types of units separately, and their respective size. The tool also gives information on orthographic objects, namely, number of orthographic words and characters.


Demo videos showing the main features of FreP are available from this page.

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FreP opening window with the Summary Info given once a new file is opened by the program.