A study of pupils’ understanding of the morphological information in the Norwegian electronic dictionary Bokmålsordboka and Nynorskordboka

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Page672-675
AuthorKjersti Wictorsen Kola
TitleA study of pupils’ understanding of the morphological information in the Norwegian electronic dictionary Bokmålsordboka and Nynorskordboka
AbstractDo 15-and-16-year-old pupils understand the morphological information in the Norwegian electronic dictionary Bokmålsordboka and Nynorskordboka? That is the question addressed in this study. The informants were given grammatical exercises which they were supposed to answer by making use of the morphological information in the dictionary. The information consisted partly of codes and example words and partly of inflectional suffixes and full inflectional forms. According to the results, the former is easier to understand than the latter, but altogether, the information seems to be difficult to understand. This result suggests a need for changes in the way the morphological information is presented in the dictionary.
SessionDictionary use, pedagogical lexicography
Keywordsdictionary use, morphological information, electronic dictionaries
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-058,
author = {Kjersti Wictorsen Kola},
title = {A study of pupils’ understanding of the morphological information in the Norwegian electronic dictionary Bokmalsordboka and Nynorskordboka},
pages = {672--675},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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