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Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654864

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.001.0001

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On the usability of free Internet dictionaries for teaching and learning Business English

On the usability of free Internet dictionaries for teaching and learning Business English

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(p.398) (p.399) 19 On the usability of free Internet dictionaries for teaching and learning Business English
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Electronic Lexicography
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Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0019

This chapter offers a theoretical and practical framework for understanding the usability of free Internet dictionaries for teaching and learning Business English. The analysis, which is based on the tenets of the function theory of lexicography, and consequently elaborates on the extra-lexicographical social situation identified as teaching and learning Business English, focuses on a list of features that make these well-known web-based training systems usable and appropriate for overcoming material restrictions and for constant retraining in the field of ESP. The analysis also compares the information data found in free Internet dictionaries and in well-known printed Business English dictionaries, and concludes by recommending a blueprint that might be used for eliminating the suspicion teachers might have regarding their use in a pedagogical context. This blueprint, which has been put into practice in a Spanish university context, aims at increasing the dictionary culture of potential users of free Internet dictionaries, and signals some of their defects and ways to overcome them.

Keywords:   function theory of lexicography, free Internet dictionary, business english, Spanish university, usability

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