French dictionary users and word frequency

AuthorPaul Bogaards
TitleFrench dictionary users and word frequency
AbstractThe first part of this paper is devoted to the policies that French dictionaries have for entering multi-word expressions. The front matter and the practice of four French dictionaries are compared with the results of an experiment where native speakers of French were asked to indicate their preference in looking up frequent collocations and idiomatic phrases. The second part gives an account of a new experiment with native speakers of French. The aim of this experiment was to examine to what extent differences in the frequency of the words composing an expression influence the search strategies of French dictionary users.
SessionPART 1 - Dictionaries from the Users' Perspective
Keywordsdictionary users, word frequency, multi-word expressions, looking-up strategies, entering policy
author = {Paul Bogaards},
title = {French dictionary users and word frequency},
pages = {51-61},
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},