Foregrounding the Development of an Online Dictionary for Intermediate-Level Learners of Brazilian Portuguese as an Additional Language: Initial Contributions

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Page816-821
AuthorTanara Zingano Kuhn
TitleForegrounding the Development of an Online Dictionary for Intermediate-Level Learners of Brazilian Portuguese as an Additional Language: Initial Contributions
AbstractThe present PhD project intends to collaborate with the designing of a monolingual online dictionary for intermediate-level learners of Brazilian Portuguese as an additional language. Considering that the development of such a reference work involves the investigation of a series of theoretical-methodological aspects, this research will be narrowed down to one specific issue: the use of simplified Portuguese language patterns in the writing of the definitions. Therefore, the steps to be taken entail a thorough bibliographical review on lexicographical definitions for monolingual learners’ dictionaries and the use of defining vocabulary for their writing; Brazilian Portuguese corpus research in order to compile a defining vocabulary list (DVL); and tests with learners to verify which kind of definitions – those which were written with or without the use of DVL – is better for the user. Since pedagogical (meta)lexicography regarding Brazilian Portuguese as an Additional Language (BPAL) is to a fairly large degree still incipient, especially when compared to what has been done in the area of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), this project is expected to give substantial contribution to new knowledge.
SessionOther topics
Keywordscorpus research, defining vocabulary, dictionary for language learners, lexicography, Portuguese as an additional language
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-077,
author = {Tanara Zingano Kuhn},
title = {Foregrounding the Development of an Online Dictionary for Intermediate-Level Learners of Brazilian Portuguese as an Additional Language: Initial Contributions},
pages = {816--821},
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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