Frame-based Lexicons and the Making of Dictionaries

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AuthorWilly Martin
TitleFrame-based Lexicons and the Making of Dictionaries
AbstractIn this paper it is shown how frame-based lexicons can lead to better dictionaries. Advanced Learner's Dictionaries are taken as a case-in-point, starting from the definition that 'an advanced learner's dictionary is a dictionary meant for L2-users with the aim to give them a thorough command in L2 of the most important linguistic functions (needs), viz. to understand, to speak, to write and to read in the FL.' Furthermore, the following assumptions apply: in order to further better understanding, learner's dictionaries should make use of the most adequate definitions, including other than verbal ones; in order to provide for better production, learner's dictionaries should provide the learner with the most typical collocations; in order to help better retention, learner's dictionaries should not (only) present lexemes in alphabetical order, but (also) order them thematically; in order to further better communication, learner's dictionaries should not be coupled loose from language didactics/ language learning methods.
author = {Willy Martin},
title = {Frame-based Lexicons and the Making of Dictionaries },
pages = {281-293},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},