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ERIC Number: ED435182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 32
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Bolinger, Context, and Frames: Towards a New Dictionary for Learners of English for Business.
Salter, Robert T.
A theory is advanced for constructing an English dictionary for learners of English as a second or foreign language primarily for business purposes. The approach attempts to incorporate as much of the natural context of this language use as possible. While the general cognitive frame for the dictionary would be business, it would represent various sub-fields by using examples from them. Concordances that associated terms with experiential contexts would be used. Selection of headwords is to be based on word frequency, collocation, and co-text and to include multi-word units as entries. Inclusion of contextual information in the entry is considered crucial. Emphasis would be on the grammar of phrases rather than sentence-level grammar, and phonetic information is not to be included because it is so variable in world Englishes. Details of corpora, collocation (downward and upward), use of concordance, and use of the dictionary are discussed, with examples offered. Additional collocation data are appended. Contains 23 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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