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Winkler, Birgit – 2001
This paper examines the growing literature on pedagogical lexicography and the growing focus on how well the learner uses the dictionary in second language learning. Dictionaries are becoming more user-friendly. This study used the writing task to reveal new insights into how students use a CD-ROM dictionary. It found a lack of dictionary-using…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Albus, Deb; Bielinski, John; Thurlow, Martha; Liu, Kristin – 2001
This study was conducted to examine whether using a monolingual, simplified English dictionary as an accommodation on a reading test with limited-English-proficient (LEP) Hmong students improved test performance. Hmong students were chosen because they are often not literate in their first language. For these students, bilingual dictionaries are…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Hmong, Hmong People
Klaar, R. M. – 1976
This is a list of French monolingual, French-English and English-French dictionaries available in December 1975. Dictionaries of etymology, phonetics, place names, proper names, and slang are included, as well as dictionaries for children and dictionaries of Belgian, Canadian, and Swiss French. Most other specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Dictionaries
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Gold, David L. – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1986
Reviews issues to be considered in determining the order of meanings for a lexeme in a dictionary entry and compares techniques for deciding order. Types of ordering include importance, frequency, logical ordering, dominant meaning, syntactic, and historical. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Dictionaries, Lexicography
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Hendrickson, Gail R., Comp.; Newell, Leonard E., Comp. – 1991
This bibliography is a comprehensive listing of dictionaries and vocabularies, published and unpublished, of the Philippine languages. Introductory sections chronicle briefly the histories of Philippine lexicography and Philippine bibliographies, describe the scope of the present work, and outline the organization of the bibliography itself and…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Indonesian Languages
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Brala, Marija M. – Applied Linguistics, 2002
Comments on Lindstromberg's (2001) article that argues that prepositional representation in dictionaries is frequently inadequate. Suggests that Lindstromberg's arguments are not exhaustive, and that he fails to include crucial psycholinguistic studies and to relate his views to current linguistic theories. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Language Research, Linguistic Theory
Felices Lago, Angel Miguel – 1990
It is argued that English dictionaries currently provide evaluative information in addition to descriptive information about the words they contain, and that this aspect of dictionaries should be developed and expanded on. First, the historical background and distribution of the axiological parameter in English-language onomasiological…
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Dictionaries, English
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Brysbaert, Marc; Duyck, Wouter – Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2010
The Revised Hierarchical Model (RHM) of bilingual language processing dominates current thinking on bilingual language processing. Recently, basic tenets of the model have been called into question. First, there is little evidence for separate lexicons. Second, there is little evidence for language selective access. Third, the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Semantics, Word Recognition, Monolingualism, Language Processing
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Wiezell, Richard John – Hispania, 1975
A bilingual dictionary must be more accurate in definitions than a monolingual. This paper touches on problems of transference between languages, linguistic "cannibalism," and lexical versus connotative meaning. (CK)
Descriptors: Dictionaries, English, Language Usage, Lexicography
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Perez-Leroux, Ana Teresa; Castilla-Earls, Anny Patricia; Brunner, Jerry – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2012
Purpose: This study explores the hypothesis that vocabulary growth can have 2 types of effects in morphosyntactic development. One is a general effect, where vocabulary growth globally determines utterance complexity, defined in terms of sentence length and rates of subordination. There are also specific effects, where vocabulary size has a…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Dictionaries, Monolingualism, Sentences
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Benson, Morton; Benson, Evelyn – TESOL Quarterly, 1988
Describes the BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English and demonstrates its usefulness for advanced learners of English by administering a monolingual completion test, first without a dictionary and then with the BBI, to Hungarian and Russian English teachers. Both groups' scores improved dramatically on the posttest. (LMO)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Advanced Students, Dictionaries, English (Second Language)
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Lindstromberg, Seth – Applied Linguistics, 2001
Presents a selective examination of the entries of the preposition "on" in five advanced learners' dictionaries published in the United Kingdom. The principal concern is the preposition "on" as a signifier of contact with a surface--especially an upper surface. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Dictionaries, English, Foreign Countries
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Galvan, Roberto A.; Miller, Damon – 1972
This programmed study guide is intended for persons preparing to teach in bilingual programs in the southwestern United States. The packet contains three lessons and a total of fifteen detailed and specific sets of directions to be used as study materials and self-testing exercises. The main topics of the lessons are regional differences in…
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teacher Aides
Renner, Christopher – Perspectives, a Journal of TESOL-Italy, 1990
A teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to adults in a non-English-speaking country describes use of classroom writing conferences to improve student language use and introduce writing into the communicative syllabus. The approach is based on a conference format and focuses on self-directed inquiry. Students are provided with monolingual…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audience Awareness, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques
Garfinkel, Alan; Prentice, Mary – 1985
Procedures are described for use in foreign language classes that tap the characteristics of gifted students. Each activity is directly associated with at least one of the cognitive characteristics attributed to the gifted, which are listed in the introductory section of the paper. The procedures include the following activities: conducting a…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Ability, Curriculum Development
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