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n Lexikos - Dictionary quality and dictionary design : a methodology for improving the functional quality of dictionaries : contemplative article

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Alhoewel die jongste woordeboeke vir die Engelse aanleerdersmark geprys word vir hulle vernuwendeontwerpkenmerke, is die hoofbelang van gebruikers, leksikograwe en metaleksikograwedie funksionele kwaliteit van die woordeboeke op die mark. Die funksionele kwaliteit van woordeboekeen hoe dit wetenskaplik bepaal kan word, is die hooftema van hierdie artikel. In afdeling 2word die funksionele kwaliteit van 'n woordeboek nader omskryf. Afdeling 3 gee 'n uiteensettingvan die metodologie wat op die gebied van webgebaseerde onderrig en teksontwerp gevolg wordom die funksionele kwaliteit van tekste te bepaal en die relevansie daarvan vir woordeboekontwerpword aangedui. Die gebruik van hierdie metodologie vir die ontwerp van funksionele woordeboekeen vir die vasstelling van die funksionele kwaliteit van die ontwerpkenmerke van bestaandewoordeboeke word in afdeling 4 bespreek.

Although recent dictionaries for the ESL market have been praised for their innovativedesign features, the prime concern of users, lexicographers and metalexicographers is the functionalquality of the dictionary products provided for the market. The functional quality of dictionariesand the scientific assessment thereof forms the topic of this paper. The functional quality ofdictionaries is defined in section 2. In section 3 the current methodological approach to assessingthe functional quality of texts in the fields of web design, instructional design and document designis discussed and its relevance for dictionary design is indicated. Section 4 explicates in more detailhow this methodology can be used to design functional dictionaries and to assess the functionalquality of the design features of existing dictionaries.

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