The development of a new learner’s dictionary for Modern Standard Arabic: the linguistic corpus approach

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Page831-836
AuthorMark Van Mol
TitleThe development of a new learner’s dictionary for Modern Standard Arabic: the linguistic corpus approach
AbstractThis paper reports on the development of a new Arabic-Dutch/Dutch-Arabic learner’s dictionary, which has been compiled on a geographically distributed computer corpus of written and spoken Arabic. In the field of Arabic lexicography, it is the first dictionary of its kind. Although the use of computer corpora has become a well-accepted approach for many languages ever since the first publication of the COBUILD dictionary (1987), no such dictionary has been compiled before for Arabic. The three million words corpus provides the lexicographer with useful contexts of contemporary usage, giving information on, for example, collocations and fixed prepositions. Since part of the corpus is not vocalised, a special encoding system has been developed to facilitate corpus exploration. The compilation of the dictionary and the exploration of the corpus has brought new insights in lexicographic research of Modern Standard Arabic, the results of which will be used for the development of an electronic version of this dictionary.
SessionPART 17 - Bilingual Learners’ Dictionaries
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@InProceedings{ELX00-097,
author = {Mark Van Mol},
title = {The development of a new learner’s dictionary for Modern Standard Arabic: the linguistic corpus approach},
pages = {831-836},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},
}
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