Reference works

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    Abstract

    A reference work is any database of information that can be accessed for a specific purpose. *Dictionaries, glossaries and some kinds of grammar book are reference works containing linguistic information. Encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs, manuals and some kinds of textbook are encyclopedic reference works, containing information about the world rather than about words and language. Timetables, telephone directories and catalogues can also be considered types of reference work, although they are not designed for teaching and learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning
    EditorsM. Byram, A. Hu
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages587-589
    Volume2nd Ed
    ISBN (Print)9780415593762
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • reference works
    • glossaries
    • dictionaries
    • encyclopedias

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    Nesi, H. (2013). Reference works. In M. Byram, & A. Hu (Eds.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (Vol. 2nd Ed, pp. 587-589). Abingdon: Routledge.