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Going online with a German collocations dictionary

Tobias Roth, . (2013) Going online with a German collocations dictionary. In: Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: thinking outside the paper. Proceedings of the eLex 2013 conference, 17-19 October 2013, Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn, pp. 152-163.

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Abstract

Although a lot of dictionaries are available on the Web, there are no well-established ways to present collocations dictionaries for language learners online. In the online version of the collocations dictionary for German we are working to overcome certain shortcomings of printed collocations dictionaries. A major issue when they are used in production situations (e.g. writing processes) is how to find collocations efficiently. Another difficulty for users is to transfer the information found to their own language use. The lexicographic challenge consists of conceiving a microstructure that assists users in finding a collocation without having to read complete articles. At the same time, enough information has to be given in order for learners to be able to use a collocation appropriately. Our online dictionary uses present-day electronic search facilities for improved access, as well as a presentation of dictionary articles on two levels: a minimalistic view for the search and navigation stage and a more detailed view once a collocation is found.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (H├Ącki Buhofer)
UniBasel Contributors:Roth, Tobias
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
Publisher:Eesti Keele Instituut
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
Language:English
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