Verbs of Science and the Learner’s Dictionary

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Page 797-806
Author Geoffrey Williams
Title Verbs of Science and the Learner’s Dictionary
Abstract This paper looks at how the verbs of science are displayed in the OALD and then compares them to a specialised corpus. The individual entries will be studied to see whether the scientific aspect is signalled, how the definitions are structured, and if implicit information is carried in the examples. The examples are analysed using Halliday's Systemic and Functional Grammar (SFG). The results in each section are compared with usage cases found in a subcorpus from the British National Corpus and in a specialised corpus.
Session 3. Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
author = {Geoffrey Williams},
title = {Verbs of Science and the Learner’s Dictionary},
pages = {797-806},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},