|Title of host publication||Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning|
|Editors||M. Byram, A. Hu|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Dictionaries are *reference works which provide linguistic information about words. They differ from encyclopedias in that they are more concerned with the meaning and behaviour of words than with the objective realities that the words refer to.