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ERIC Number: EJ876643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Linguistic and Cultural Strategies in ELT Dictionaries
Corrius, Montse; Pujol, Didac
ELT Journal, v64 n2 p135-142 Apr 2010
There are three main types of ELT dictionaries: monolingual, bilingual, and bilingualized. Each type of dictionary, while having its own advantages, also hinders the learning of English as a foreign language and culture in so far as it is written from a homogenizing (linguistic- and culture-centric) perspective. This paper presents a new type of dictionary that tries to overcome the linguistic and cultural limitations of its predecessors. This is achieved by means of a series of strategies that have to do with localization, delocalization, globalization, and glocalization of language and/or culture. It is hoped that the presentation of the linguistic and cultural strategies underlying this new kind of dictionary will: (1) help the ELT community to improve students' linguistic and cultural competencies; (2) help teachers evaluate the efficacy of different ELT dictionaries; and (3) promote the creation of more effective ELT dictionaries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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