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Contribution to Book
Dictionaries and their users
International Handbook of Modern Lexis and Lexicography (2015)
  • Robert Lew
Abstract

It is only recently that dictionary users have become a central consideration in the design of dictionaries, and this focus has both stimulated and benefited from research into dictionary use. The present contribution reviews the major issues in dictionary design from the user perspective, taking stock of the relevant findings from user research, insofar as such research can assist lexicographers in producing improved lexical tools.

Keywords
  • dictionaries,
  • bilingual dictionary,
  • monolingual dictionary,
  • usability,
  • digital dictionary,
  • user studies,
  • lexicography,
  • e-lexicography
Publication Date
July, 2015
Editor
Hanks, Patrick; De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice
Publisher
Springer
ISBN
978-3-642-45369-4
Citation Information
Robert Lew. "Dictionaries and their users" Berlin/HeidelbergInternational Handbook of Modern Lexis and Lexicography (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_lew/51/