The Role of Dictionary Use in the Comprehension of Idiom Variants

The Role of Dictionary Use in the Comprehension of Idiom Variants

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This book takes up the subject of dictionary use from the perspective of advanced learners. The study investigates the effects of the use of a monolingual learnera€™s dictionary on studentsa€™ performance in a complex comprehension task of interpreting texts with modified idioms. The major, empirical part reports on an experiment, which was an attempt to analyse comprehension scores in the light of the consultation process. The results reveal a mildly positive influence of the monolingual dictionary on reading comprehension.What are the results of processing contextual and dictionary information during reading as reflected in the definitions of standard idiomatic meaning? ... The task should be suited to the level of studentsa#39; linguistic competence in order to increase the likelihood of ... In view of the fact that the mere availability of a reference work does not automatically lead to every student looking up every target item andanbsp;...


Title:The Role of Dictionary Use in the Comprehension of Idiom Variants
Author: Renata Szczepaniak
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2006-01-01
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