Dictionary Use In Foreign Language Writing Exams

Author: Martin East
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027219834
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This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students' inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write, and this can be problematic. This book paints a comprehensive picture of the differences a dictionary makes and brings out the implications for language learning, teaching, and testing practices. It draws on research in which participants in three studies took writing tests in two test conditions – with and without a dictionary. They were also asked what they thought about the two test types. Their performances and opinions were analyzed in a variety of ways. Conclusions from the data highlight some of the practical issues to be kept in mind if we want to help foreign language learners to use bilingual dictionaries effectively when writing.
Vocabulary and Writing in a First and Second Language
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: D. Albrechtsen, K. Haastrup, B. Henriksen
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-17 - Publisher: Springer

Listening to the voices of learners as they write an essay or try to cope with unfamiliar words in a text is a luxury often reserved for researchers. This book observes individuals performing similar tasks in their first and their foreign language and invites readers with an interest in foreign
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Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Xiaohong Wen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-25 - Publisher: MDPI

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Dictionary Use in Foreign Language Writing Exams
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Martin East
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what happens when intermediate level learners of a foreign language use a bilingual dictionary when writing. Dictionaries are frequently promoted to people learning a foreign language. Nevertheless, teachers often talk about their students' inability to use dictionaries properly, especially when they write, and
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Language: en
Pages: 669
Authors: Rosa M. Manchón, Paul Kei Matsuda
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-12 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2
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Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Eli Hinkel
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-10-17 - Publisher: Routledge

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