publication . Doctoral thesis . Book . 2017

an investigation into the effectiveness of different dictionary types for intermediate learners of german

Wingate, Ursula;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: The University of Hong Kong Libraries
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The research reported in this thesis examines two main questions: firstly, which dictionary type, bilingual or monolingual, is most effective for intermediate learners of German for reading comprehension, and secondly, which features make monolingual dictionary definitions effective for these learners. These questions divide the thesis into two parts. The first part compares the effectiveness of the bilingual versus the monolingual dictionary, and the second part compares two different monolingual definition styles. The research was originally motivated by the observation that Hong Kong Chinese intermediate learners of German prefer to use a German-English bilin...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer science, German, language.human_language, language, Linguistics, ddc:430
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