Phonetically controlled definitions?

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorWłodzimierz Sobkowiak
TitlePhonetically controlled definitions?
AbstractA phonostatistic analysis of pronunciation difficulty in the 88495 definitions of the British edition of Macmillan English Dictionary/or Advanced Learners (MEDAL) is performed The L1-sensitive (Polglish) Phonetic Difficulty Lodex (PDÍ) of each word in every definition is automatically calculated, summed and averaged; as is the definition word-length (mean=11.91). Selected definitions are compared across three dictionaries: MEDAL, CALD and LDOCE4. Some defining vocabulary (DV) phonostatistics are also provided for the three dictionaries (PDI frequency distributions and means). Appeal is made for more control over definition phonetics, which is claimed to be important, especially for beginning and intermediate learners, who tend to subvocalize in reading.
SessionPoster Session
author = {Włodzimierz Sobkowiak},
title = {Phonetically controlled definitions? },
pages = {911-916},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {Université de Bretagne-Sud, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},