User Support in e-Dictionaries for Complex Grammatical Structures in the Bantu Languages

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Page819-827
AuthorD.J. Prinsloo, Theo J.D. Bothma, Ulrich Heid
TitleUser Support in e-Dictionaries for Complex Grammatical Structures in the Bantu Languages
AbstractThis paper discusses direct user guidance as a mechanism in an e-dictionary to provide user support for complex grammatical structures in the Bantu languages. We present a design study to show that user support through direct user guidance can provide solutions in the case of complex concordial relationships between nouns and pronouns. The compilation of the complex relative construction is taken as a case in point. The concept of user support appropriately puts the user in focus. Our approach to user support also caters for the casual, on-the-fly user, who is not interested or in a position to devote time to the learning of a foreign language.
SessionLexicography of Lesser Used Languages
Keywordse-Dictionaries; Bantu languages; complex grammatical structures; user support; the relative construction; Northern Sotho
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-062,
author={D.J. Prinsloo and Theo J.D. Bothma and Ulrich Heid},
title={User Support in e-Dictionaries for Complex Grammatical Structures in the Bantu Languages},
pages={819-827},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2014},
month={jul},
date={15-19},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},
isbn={978-88-88906-97-3},
}
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