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n Lexikos - The effectiveness of dictionary examples in decoding : the case of Kuwaiti learners of English

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Abstract


Hierdie studie probeer lig werp op die rol van woordeboekvoorbeelde by die verstaan van woordbetekenisse. 'n Eksperimentele metode is ontwerp waarby twee groepe studente met Engels as hoofvak by die Universiteit van Koeweit gevra is om Arabiese ekwivalente vir tien Engelse trefwoorde te verskaf. Aan die eerste groep is 'n lys inskrywings van hierdie woorde oorgeneem uit die Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD) gegee, terwyl die tweede groep dieselfde lys moes lees, maar sonder verduidelikende voorbeelde. Resultate het aangedui dat die studente se dekoderende prestasie negatief beïnvloed is deur die teenwoordigheid van verduidelikende voorbeelde in die woordeboekinskrywing.

This study tries to shed light on the role of dictionary examples in the comprehension of word meanings. An experimental procedure has been devised whereby two groups of students with English as major subject at Kuwait University were asked to provide the Arabic equivalents for ten English headwords. The first group was given a list of entries for these words copied from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD) while the second group had to read the same list but without illustrative examples. Results indicate that the students' decoding performance was negatively affected by the presence of illustrative examples in the dictionary entry.

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2008-01-01
2016-12-07
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