Quotation Gromann, Dagmar and Schnitzer, Johannes. 2016. Where Do Business Students Turn for Help? An Empirical Study on Dictionary Use in Foreign-language Learning . International Journal of Lexicography 29 (1): S. 55-99.


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Investigating dictionary use is not only essential to the process of dictionary compilation and evaluation but equally to establishing a best practice of strategic dictionary consultation. User research of the past few decades has tended to focus either on pedagogical lexicography or the evaluation of specific lexicographic resources. In particular, the proportion of investigations in specialised settings seems comparatively low. In order to redress the balance, the present study evaluates the resource selection process and consultation strategies of 430 L2 learners of five languages studying university courses in business and economics. Data were gathered by a three-tiered method combining a self-report questionnaire, a text production and translation test with observation, and guided interviews. The studys results suggest a general lack of awareness of existing specialised resources and alternative strategies for handling specialised texts. 2015 Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Lexicography
Language English
Title Where Do Business Students Turn for Help? An Empirical Study on Dictionary Use in Foreign-language Learning
Volume 29
Number 1
Year 2016
Page from 55
Page to 99
Reviewed? Y
URL http://ijl.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/24/ijl.ecv027.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=GOoGKWKZOsOU2Uz
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecv027

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Gromann, Dagmar (Former researcher)
Schnitzer, Johannes (Details)
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Institute for Romance Languages IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6611 Linguistics (Details)
6619 Lexicography (Details)
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