Use of LSP dictionaries in secondary schools - a South African case study

Show simple item record Taljard, Elsabe (Elizabeth) Prinsloo, Danie J. (Daniel Jacobus), 1953- Fricke, Irene 2012-06-20T10:29:04Z 2012-06-20T10:29:04Z 2011
dc.description.abstract This article reports on the results of a broad evaluation of the efficacy of the Multilingual Explanatory Science Dictionary and Multilingual Explanatory Math Dictionary in a multilingual educational environment. The aim of the investigation is to ascertain (a) whether the target users possess the necessary dictionary using skills to make use of the dictionaries effectively, and (b) whether the benefit of exposure to definitions of terms in the home language is significant in the decoding of the meaning of science and mathematical terms. Data were collected by means of two questionnaires that were completed by members of the intended target user group. Participants in the study revealed themselves inexperienced and untrained dictionary users with rudimentary dictionary using skills. They were able to perform simple look-up procedures but performed badly in cases where a more sophisticated approach is called for. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
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dc.identifier.citation Taljard, E, Prinsloo, DJ & Fricke, I 2011, 'The use of LSP dictionaries in secondary schools - a South African case study', South African Journal of African Languages, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 87-109. en
dc.identifier.issn 0257-2117 (print)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Language Association of Southern Africa en_US
dc.rights African Language Association of Southern Africa en_US
dc.subject LSP dictionaries en
dc.subject Dictionary using skills en
dc.subject Home language en
dc.subject Decoding en
dc.subject Multilingual Explanatory Math Dictionary en
dc.subject Multilingual Explanatory Science Dictionary en
dc.subject.lcsh Lexicography -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- South Africa -- Use studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Multilingual education -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Dictionaries, Polyglot -- Use studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- Aims and objectives -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Terms and phrases -- South Africa -- Lexicography en
dc.title Use of LSP dictionaries in secondary schools - a South African case study en
dc.type Article en

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