LINGUIST List 32.1662

Wed May 12 2021

Books: Defining with Simple Vocabulary in English Dictionaries: Kamiński

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Date: 11-May-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Defining with Simple Vocabulary in English Dictionaries: Kamiński
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Title: Defining with Simple Vocabulary in English Dictionaries
Series Title: Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 22
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tlrp.22

Author: Mariusz Piotr Kamiński
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260000 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260000 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260000 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208590 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208590 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208590 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book investigates an important but under-researched aspect of dictionary making: the use of a controlled vocabulary in definitions. The main concern of the author is the role of a definition vocabulary in how foreign learners understand and perceive dictionary definitions. The author takes the reader through a detailed historical account of controlled vocabularies and examines definitions in a range of English dictionaries with respect to their vocabulary loads. He performs a series of experiments with university students to reveal merits and shortcomings of restricted vocabularies. This monograph has been written with the aim to fill a gap in the literature on defining vocabulary. It is intended for lexicographers, dictionary editors, course designers, teachers, and students, as well as anyone who wishes to explain words in an intelligible way.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
                            Lexicography

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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