Monolingual, Bilingual and ‘Bilingualised’ Dictionaries: Which are More Effective, for What and for Whom?

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Page565-576
AuthorBatia Laufer
TitleMonolingual, Bilingual and ‘Bilingualised’ Dictionaries: Which are More Effective, for What and for Whom?
AbstractThe paper examines the differences in the effectiveness of three types of dictionaries: monolingual, bilingual and 'bilingualised' in the comprehension and production of new words by EFL learners.The subjects were 123 high school and university learners. The test consisted of fifteen low-frequency words. Five were given with their entries from a monolingual learner's dictionary, five - with their translations from a bilingual dictionary, and five - with the entry from a 'bilingualised' (or semi-bilingual) dictionary. The subjects were tested on the comprehension of the target words and on their ability to use these words in sentences of their own. The results of the experiment suggest that different dictionaries may be suitable for users with different abilities for dictionary use.
SessionPART 5 - The use of dictionaries
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@InProceedings{ELX94-064,
author = {Batia Laufer},
title = {Monolingual, Bilingual and 'Bilingualised' Dictionaries: Which are More Effective, for What and for Whom?},
pages = {565-576},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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