Defining Dictionary Definitions for EFL Dictionaries

By November 17, 2016,
Page1327-1332
AuthorRaphael Gefen, Ari Kernerman
TitleDefining Dictionary Definitions for EFL Dictionaries
AbstractThe following are some of the issues involved in defining headwords, which we will touch on in this paper:
· What is the definition of a dictionary definition?
· What linguistic styles for definitions are in use today for specific types of dictionaries? (e.g., technical definitions, folk definitions)
· Are there differences in style and technique for defining the various parts of speech?
· Is it valid to explain a word in terms of a different part of speech for the sake of clarity?
· Are definitions in corpus-based dictionaries different from those in non-corpus based dictionaries?
· Can (and should) the viewpoint of the lexicographer be completely hidden?
· Does saying what a word is not, adequately explain what it is?
· Should only active voice be used?
· Which is more important, accuracy or comprehensibility?
· How do definitions in learners’ dictionaries differ from those in general-purpose dictionaries?
· Should the definition be translated for reinforcement, in FL learning?
· How useful are illustrations?
· How useful are synonyms? Can they replace definitions?
SessionLexicological Issues of Lexicographical Relevance
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BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX10-131,
author = {Raphael Gefen, Ari Kernerman},
title = {Defining Dictionary Definitions for EFL Dictionaries},
pages = {1327-1332},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2010},
month = {jul},
date = {6-10},
address = {Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands},
editor = {Anne Dykstra and Tanneke Schoonheim},
publisher = {Fryske Akademy},
isbn = {978-90-6273-850-3},
}
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