Can EFL MRDs teach pronunciation?

AuthorWłodzimierz Sobkowiak
TitleCan EFL MRDs teach pronunciation?
AbstractEnglish-as-a-Foreign-Language Machine-Readable-Dictionaries (EFL MRDs), both traditional and multimedia, are gradually taking on new functions. With the addition of grammar and word-formation modules, usage notes, thematic tables, pictures and diagrams, interactive audio and video scenes with a variety of built-in exercises, they are becoming fully-fledged teaching/learning resources in addition to simply being reservoirs of lexicographic information. Few such dictionaries, however, have so far seriously attempted to extend this new function into the area of pronunciation. In this paper I look at bom such phonetic functions which are readily implementable on the basis of the currently existing lexical databases and those which would require some additional unorthodox lexicographic annotation.
SessionPART 2 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
KeywordsMRDs, pronunciation, phonetics.
author = {Włodzimierz Sobkowiak},
title = {Can EFL MRDs teach pronunciation?},
pages = {271-277},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},