Really spoilt for choice? Fixed expressions in learners’ dictionaries of English

Page535-543
AuthorRichard J. Alexander
TitleReally spoilt for choice? Fixed expressions in learners’ dictionaries of English
AbstractThe relevance of 'chunks' in language use and learning has become a commonplace of ELT today. How successful are the new or revised learners' dictionaries of English in dealing with groups of words, set phrases or fixed expressions? 90 representative items from a range of phraseological types are selected. Each dictionary is checked with respect to its coverage of the items. User-friendliness, accessibility and breadth of coverage are assessed. The paper compares and assesses the four competitors.
SessionPART 8 - Dictionary Use
Keywordsidioms, phraseology, learners' dictionaries, English, dictionary use
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX98_2-030,
author = {Richard J. Alexander},
title = {Really spoilt for choice? Fixed expressions in learners' dictionaries of English},
pages = {535-543},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},
}
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