What's in a dictionary?
Now we know which type of dictionary we need to use, let’s look at some examples in more detail.
Look at the following definition of the word ‘independent’ from a monolingual dictionary:
The Parts of A Monolingual Dictionary Entry (Click to expand)
Can you match the words to the features in the learner dictionary below, labelled a–h?
• headword • pronunciation • definition • example sentence • type of word • phonemic transcription • more definitions • synonyms and related words
Dictionary entry (Click to expand)
- What differences can you see between the monolingual dictionary entry and the learner dictionary entry?
- Does the learner dictionary have the same elements as a monolingual dictionary?
- What do you think is different?
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