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Where does the information in dictionaries come from?

Share you views on evidence sources for dictionaries.

In Week 1, you had the opportunity to share your views about how you use dictionaries.

You also started familiarising yourself with different types of dictionaries: expert-produced, collaborative and crowdsourced. What all dictionaries have in common is that they tell us something about one language (in the case of monolingual dictionaries) or more languages (as in the case of bilingual dictionaries).

Your task

Now we would like you to focus on the following questions:
  • Where does the information in collaborative and crowdsourced dictionaries come from?
  • Where do you think the information comes from in dictionaries produced by experts?
Share your ideas in the comments area.
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