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Fawcett, Heather – Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, 1993
Describes the conversion of the 22,000-page Oxford English Dictionary to an electronic version incorporating a modified Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) syntax. Explains that the database designers chose structured markup because it supports users' data searching needs, allows textual components to be extracted or modified, and allows…
Descriptors: Database Design, Databases, Dictionaries, Online Systems
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English Journal, 1988
Presents classroom teachers' recommendations for a variety of dictionaries that may heighten students' interest in language: a reverse dictionary, a visual dictionary, WEIGHTY WORD BOOK, a collegiate desk dictionary, OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY, DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN REGIONAL ENGLISH, and a dictionary of idioms. (ARH)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Dictionaries, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Ahangari, Saeideh; Dogolsara, Shokoufeh Abbasi – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effect of using two types of dictionaries (monolingual and bilingual) on Iranian intermediate EFL learners' vocabulary learning. An OPT (Oxford placement test, 2001) was administered among 90 students 60 of whom were selected as the participants of this study. They were sophomore students studying English as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary
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Devimeenakshi, K.; Maheswari, C. N. Baby – English Language Teaching, 2012
The article gives information on English language teaching schemes in Indian classrooms for foreign students. The teacher monitors as facilitator and instructor. The trainees were trained in the four macro skills, LSRW. I taught some topics in three skills, namely, writing, listening and reading (just three, not speaking skills) to Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Martínez-Adrián, María; Gallardo-del-Puerto, Francisco; Basterrechea, María – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The use of communication strategies (CSs) in oral and written second language (L2) production has been widely investigated (e.g. Muñoz, 2007). As for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) settings, learners seem to resort to the first language (L1) less often than in traditional foreign language instruction (e.g. Celaya & Ruiz de…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)
Hulbert, James Root – 1968
An account of the dictionaries, great and small, of the English-speaking world is given in this book. Subjects covered include the origin of English dictionaries, early dictionaries, Noah Webster and his successors to the present, abridged dictionaries, "The Oxford English Dictionary" and later dictionaries patterned after it, the…
Descriptors: Definitions, Diachronic Linguistics, Dialects, Dictionaries
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Rafatbakhsh, Elaheh; Ahmadi, Alireza – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2019
The traditional approach to presenting idioms relies mainly on teachers' or materials writers' judgement, one-by-one and quite incidentally; and the existing teaching materials and references for idioms are mostly intuition-based. However, a more recent approach to better teaching and learning idioms is to present them under categories of their…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Figurative Language, North American English, Teaching Methods
Painter, Derrick – Information Management & Technology, 1996
Discussion of dictionaries as databases focuses on the digitizing of The Oxford English dictionary (OED) and the use of Standard Generalized Mark-Up Language (SGML). Topics include the creation of a consortium to digitize the OED, document structure, relational databases, text forms, sequence, and discourse. (LRW)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Databases, Dictionaries
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Shapiro, Fred R. – Library Quarterly, 1989
Discusses the historical method in lexicography, the general characteristics of library terminology, and the current state of library lexicography. Presents a glossary which lists quotations supplementing the coverage of library-related vocabulary in the "Oxford English Dictionary" (OED) and the "Dictionary of Americanisms"…
Descriptors: Glossaries, Lexicography, Lexicology, Library Research
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Berg, Donna Lee – Library Hi Tech, 1991
Discusses the history and structure of the online database of the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the software tools developed at the University of Waterloo to manipulate the unusually complex database. Four sample searches that indicate some types of problems that might be encountered are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Computer System Design, Databases, Dictionaries
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Wellington, Kathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 1999
Describes using the book "The Professor and the Madman" (which tells the story of how the "Oxford English Dictionary" came into being) in a college or developmental reading class. Notes it motivates students to take greater interest in language and work on expanding their vocabularies, thus promoting vocabulary development and…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Reading Comprehension
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Burkle-Young, Francis A. – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2001
Describes a writing exercise with the "Oxford English Dictionary" that teaches students about research and attention to detail. Describes how the exercise, which involves the student in a set of serial tasks, makes students comfortable with the OED, teaches them how to extract full details of any word, and teaches students to take…
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Higher Education, Research Skills
Maimon, Elaine P. – 1975
The problems which freshmen exhibit in using the written language extend beyond difficulties with mechanics to handicaps in using words to formulate and develop concepts. A linguistic approach to teaching freshman composition involves recognizing every linguistic act as creative and a word as having a history as well as a variety of meanings. In…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Etymology, Higher Education, Linguistics
Aryanpur, Abbas; Saleh, Jahan Shah – 1965
This five-volume English-Persian dictionary is based on Webster's International Dictionary (1960 and 1961) and The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (1959); it attempts to provide Persian equivalents of all the words of Oxford and all the key-words of Webster. Pronunciation keys for the English phonetic transcription and for the difficult Persian…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, English, Persian, Phonetic Transcription
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Ozturk, Meral – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2017
The extent of words with multiple meanings in English has important implications for the vocabulary learning load of EFL learners. The greater proportion of such words among the target vocabulary implies an increased learning load. The present study investigates the extent of multiple word meanings among the most frequent 9,000 words of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Web Sites
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