Towards a Model of an Interactive Dictionary for Children

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorWiesława Ferlacka
TitleTowards a Model of an Interactive Dictionary for Children
AbstractElectronic dictionaries embedded into e-readers and interactive storybooks available online and on CD-ROMs and directed to children aged 5 to 12 years of age, and to many teachers using novel technologies for education, are still inadequate as they are wanting both in quality and quantity of data. And these two aspects of e-dictionaries integrated in narrations for children have been the focus of attention in the projectjust started in 2005. This paper aims at sharing the main thrust of the project as well as the ways in which a model of an interactive dictionary is being developed. Exploring the word properties that texts written for children subliminally impose and their dictionary counterparts is one of the main components of the project. The focus is on establishing dynamic (interactive-compensatory) relationships between the reader, the text and the dictionary by drawing on both form and meaning.
author = {Wiesława Ferlacka},
title = {Towards a Model of an Interactive Dictionary for Children },
pages = {265-272},
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},