By Howard Jackson
The Bloomsbury spouse to Lexicography bargains the definitive advisor to a key zone of linguistic examine. each one better half is a accomplished reference source that includes an outline of key issues, examine parts, new instructions and a attainable consultant to starting or constructing examine within the field.
Lexicography, because the perform of compiling dictionaries, has a protracted culture that has been, for far of the time, principally self reliant of linguistics. The direct effect of linguistics on lexicography is going again round 50 years, even though longer in relation to learners' dictionaries. the current quantity goals to mirror at the study that has been and is being performed in lexicography and to indicate the best way ahead. It tackles, between different issues, the critique of dictionaries within the digital medium, the way forward for ancient lexicography within the digital mode with designated connection with the web Oxford English Dictionary, and e-lexicography ordinarily.
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Research into the relationship between dictionary use and vocabulary learning is the most recent development in this field. Laufer and Hill (2000) studied the lookup strategies of learners using an electronic dictionary and their influence on immediate word retention. Following up on a series of studies executed by Laufer and her collaborators, Chen (2011) compared the relevance of various types of dictionaries for vocabulary learning, testing word retention at the end of the experimental session and two weeks later.
Nielsen proposes that dictionaries should have three components: a structured database; access to several dictionaries via an interface; and a search engine to mediate between database and dictionaries. One database, which could be monolingual or bilingual, can serve multiple dictionaries and give the user just the information they need for a particular task. He then illustrates how this is achieved in the online English/Danish accounting dictionaries. The electronic medium allows for a dynamic approach to the access and presentation of lexicographic information; for example, several styles of definition can be provided for different types of user (expert vs non-expert, native speaker vs learner), or in two or more languages.
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