Dictionary Look-Up Strategies and the Bilingualised Learner's Dictionary: A Think-Aloud Study

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Max Niemeyer, Jan 1, 2004 - Anglais (Langue) - Lexicologie - 125 pages
This study on dictionary look-up strategies shows how think-aloud can be used as an effective research method in studying look-up strategies in depth. The study also shows how a coding scheme of look-up operation codes can allow dictionary use researchers to analyze and describe dictionary look-up behaviour. The bilingualised learner's dictionary is shown to be highly usable and useful because of its compatibility with the language needs of learners. The claim that strategy use is complex is also supported by the results of this study.

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Contents

Research Methodology
45
Coding Scheme
56
Dictionary Lookup Strategies
67
Using Bilingualised Entries
89
Strategy Users
99
Conclusion
107
References
113
Appendices
121
Criteria frequencies
53
Frequency of strategies among the lookups
68
The use of checking strategy to look up sumptuous by Samantha
75
The use of maximizing strategy to look up savoured by Wing
83
Strategies use of bilingualised entries
89
Lookup strategies used by 18 students
99
List of Appendices
109
Questionnaire on Dictionary Use
121

List of Tables
22
Number of types for Cleaver the King of the Kitchen Text One
47
Target Words
127
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