The Making of My First Van Dale: a Pre-School Dictionary

By November 17, 2016,
Page357-362
AuthorMarja Verburg
TitleThe Making of My First Van Dale: a Pre-School Dictionary
AbstractIn May 2005, the Dutch firm Van Dale published a remarkable dictionary: Mijn eerste Van Dale ('My First Van Dale'), intended for pre-school children aged 2 and above. The target group: children who arejust beginning to talk and who can focus on pictures. The purpose: to encourage language development in an entertaining manner. The resource: a scientific list of the first 1000 words learnt by children, each word being illustrated and used in a rhyming verse of two to four lines. The principle: verses, sounds, rhyme and metre are attractive to children and help them to retain new ideas. The verses and pictures also encourage discussion and interaction. The result: a book that - given the sales, responses and follow-up products - clearly fills a void. The conclusion: it is useful to offer a serious vocabulary as part of pre-school education, in the form of verses combined with illustrations.
Session4. THE DICTIONARY-MAKING PROCESS
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@InProceedings{ELX06-044,
author = {Marja Verburg},
title = {The Making of My First Van Dale: a Pre-School Dictionary },
pages = {357-362},
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},
}
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