- Empirical research on dictionary use in foreign-language learning: survey and discussion
- Book title
- Using dictionaries: studies of dictionary use by language learners and translators
- Pages (from-to)
- Tübingen: Niemeyer
- Lexicographica. Series maior
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
This paper begins with a brief survey, in the form of a classified bibliography of research into dictionary use. A discussion follows of the type of research required in order to increase one's insight into the cognitive processes involved in using a dictionary; the principal factors which affect the outcome are listed. Two samples of such research design are outlined. The objective of such studies is given as setting the scene for a new generation of electronic dictionaries, optimally customizable by users according to their individual look-up habits and linguistic needs.
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