The Treatment of Figurative Meanings in the English Learner’s Dictionaries (OALD, LDOCE, CC and CIDE)

Page423-429
AuthorGeart Van der Meer
TitleThe Treatment of Figurative Meanings in the English Learner’s Dictionaries (OALD, LDOCE, CC and CIDE)
AbstractIn this article I deal with the problem of how non-literal uses of words are treated in the four British learner's dictionaries. I will focus on the practical problem of how dictionaries define the literal and non-literal senses many words may have, how these are shown to be related under the entries and how - if at all - , therefore, the (non-native) language learner is made aware of the semantic enrichment this relation provides words with frequent, and therefore lexicalised, figurative senses.
SessionPART 3 - The Dictionary-making Process
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@InProceedings{ELX96_2-004,
author = {Geart Van der Meer},
title = {The Treatment of Figurative Meanings in the English Learner's Dictionaries (OALD, LDOCE, CC and CIDE)},
pages = {423-429},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},
}
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