A user's guide to electronic dictionaries for language learners

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Abstract

This paper describes how computer technology has affected the design and use of a range of dictionaries for language learners, from pocket bilingual dictionaries contained within a tiny electronic device, to multi-media interactive monolingual dictionaries on CD-ROM. It discusses the usefulness and success of the new search routes available to electronic dictionary users, and the educational potential of computer-based dictionaries in the language classroom Publisher statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in the International Journal of Lexicography following peer review. The version of record Nesi, H. (1999) A user's guide to electronic dictionaries for language learners. International Journal of Lexicography, volume 12 (1): 55-66 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijl/12.1.55 .
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
JournalInternational Journal of Lexicography
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in the International Journal of Lexicography following peer review. The version of record Nesi, H. (1999) A user's guide to electronic dictionaries for language learners. International Journal of Lexicography, volume 12 (1): 55-66 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijl/12.1.55 .

Keywords

  • dictionaries
  • language learners
  • electronic dictionaries

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