oa Lexikos - Bilingual Learner's Dictionary

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1684-4904
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0039



Tweetalige Aanleel'del'swool'deboek. Bilingual Learner's Dictionary by Madaleine du Plessis. In this review article the discussion concentrates on the pwpose of leamer's dictionaries, viz. to improve the communicative competence of a foreign language Leamer, and on usage guidance in Leamer's dictionaries. It is pointed out that target users should be clearLy identified and their needs assessed before the dictionary is compiled. The function of the dictionary should also be determined and throughout be taken into account, and the dictionary should ideally be an appropriate medium for both decoding and encoding.

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