Fixed expressions, idioms and phraseology in recent English learner’s dictionaries

Page35-42
AuthorRichard J. Alexander
TitleFixed expressions, idioms and phraseology in recent English learner’s dictionaries
AbstractThe paper briefly itemizes the kinds of phenomena which continue to bedevil learners of English in the broad area of phraseology. The general treatment of 'phraseological units' in three learner's dictionaries (LDOCE2, OALD 4, COBUILD) is analyzed. The scope of the dictionaries is assessed by means of a check of 125 items and the results are discussed and compared. A final section draws some tentative conclusions concerning the user-friendliness of the dictionaries and possible changes.
SessionPART 1 - Dictionaries from the Users' Perspective
Keywordsidioms, phraseology, learner's dictionaries, English, dictionary use.
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX92_1-009,
author = {Richard J. Alexander},
title = {Fixed expressions, idioms and phraseology in recent English learner's dictionaries},
pages = {35-42},
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},
}
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