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Query Details

Query Subject:   Survey on Illustrations in Online Dictionaries
Author:   Katharina Kemmer
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Lexicography

Query:   Dear colleagues,

As part of my dissertation at the Institute for German Language in
Mannheim, I am investigating the needs of users with regard to
dictionary illustrations and how illustrated online dictionaries are used.
There has been little research in this field so far.

Therefore I am carrying out an online survey at present. I would be
glad if you supported my research by taking part in this study. The
survey which is prepared in German and in English will take
approximately 15 minutes to complete. It can be accessed through the
following link from any web browser until 31st August 2011:


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Furthermore, I would be grateful if you could forward this e-mail or the
access link to persons who might be interested in participating (e. g.
colleagues or students).

Thank you for supporting my research!

Yours sincerely,

Katharina Kemmer, M.A. (Institute for German Language,
LL Issue: 22.3097
Date posted: 03-Aug-2011


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