Dictionary examples: friends or foes?

AuthorLudmila Minaeva
TitleDictionary examples: friends or foes?
AbstractMy purpose in this paper is to consider illustrative phraseology in monolingual learners' dictionaries of English published in Great Britain. Specifically I wish to point to those features of dictionary examples which may, from a pedagogical point of view, have undesirable consequences.
SessionPART 1 - Dictionaries from the Users' Perspective
Keywordsdictionary example, illustrative phraseology, sociolinguistic connotation, active use, learners' dictionary
author = {Ludmila Minaeva},
title = {Dictionary examples: friends or foes?},
pages = {77-80},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},