Lexicographica: Series Maior

Supplementbände zum Internationalen Jahrbuch für Lexikographie

Band 106:
Tono, Yukio: Research on Dictionary Use in the Context of Foreign Language Learning. Focus on Reading Comprehension. XII/257 S. - Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2001.
ISBN: 3-484-39106-5

Dieser Band ist im IDS verfügbar:

[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. QB 2278
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E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-091501-3

The purpose of this book is to conceptualise the research on dictionary use within a more general overview of language learning. It brings together some of the findings of studies on dictionary users and uses and shows how research into dictionary use can contribute to the improvement of dictionary design and the clarification of issues in language learning. The book also provides reports on a series of empirical studies on dictionary use in decoding activities (reading comprehension and L2/L1 translation) , which will shed some light on the nature of the issues discussed throughout the book. The book falls into two parts. Part I, »Research on Dictionary Use – State of the Art« is, as its title suggests, a summary of previous studies to tease out relevant issues in each area of inquiry. Part 2, »Empirical Studies« reports on a series of studies the author has conducted in the past 15 years. The first three studies (Chapter 5, 6, and 7) investigate dictionary use in the broader context of language learning. The next four studies (Chapter 8, 9, 10 and 11) report on a series of controlled experiments on the relationship between the macro- and microstructure of the dictionary and reference skills. Finally, the last two chapters (Chapter 12 and 13) report the use of learner language data for a better lexicographical output.


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Acknowledgements S. XI
Introduction S. 1
Part 1: Research on Dictionary Use: State of the Art
1.   User-oriented Dictionary Research: a Brief History S. 7
2.   Research on Dictionary Use in Language Learning S. 15
3.   Needs and Skills Analysis of L2 Dictionary Users S. 37
4.   Research on Dictionary Use: Methodological Considerations S. 59
Part 2: Empirical Studies
5.   The Effect of Long-term Dictionary Use on Reading Comprehension S. 75
6.   How to Assess Dictionary Using Skills for Language Learning S. 84
7.   A Good Dictionary User: What Makes the Difference? S. 97
8.   Macrostructure Skills: Idiom Look-up Operations S. 116
9.   Microstructure Skills: Process of Dictionary Look-up in L2/L1 Translation S. 143
10.   Microstructure Skills: the Effect of Menu on the Look-up Process S. 167
11.   Macrostructure Revisited: the Effect of Signposts/Guidewords S. 174
12.   Using Learners' Error Information for L2 Lexicography S. 189
13.   Learner Corpora for Pedagogical Dictionaries: The Case of Make S. 203
Conclusion S. 215
Appendices S. 218
Bibliography S. 249