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LINGUIST List 19.2475

Mon Aug 11 2008

Books: Applied Linguistics: East

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams: East


Message 1: Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams: East
Date: 11-Aug-2008
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams: East
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Title: Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams
Subtitle: Impact and implications
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 22
Published: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LL%26LT%2022

Author: Martin East
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027219831 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027219831 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate
level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when
writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign
language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students' inability
to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write, and this can be
problematic. This book paints a comprehensive picture of the differences a
dictionary makes and brings out the implications for language learning,
teaching, and testing practices. It draws on research in which participants
in three studies took writing tests in two test conditions - with and
without a dictionary. They were also asked what they thought about the two
test types. Their performances and opinions were analyzed in a variety of
ways. Conclusions from the data highlight some of the practical issues to
be kept in mind if we want to help foreign language learners to use
bilingual dictionaries effectively when writing.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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