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Open-ended quiz 2

Open-ended quiz 2

1.What are the main kinds of information in a

dictionary ?

Answer: The main kinds of inormations are metadata (data about data), for example author, publisher, name...) and lexical information such as form, structure and content.

2.Give examples of

-FORM information

-STRUCTURE information

-CONTENT information


FORM information:

the Form information contains for example the pronunciation of the word or the spelling.

The form information relates to the appearance of the word (oral or written)

STRUCTURE information:

the structure information relates to the position the word can have in a sentence or its construction itself.

CONTENT information:

the content information contains the meaning of the word.

3.What is the main kind of information which dictionary users are generally interested in ?

Answer: Dictionary users are interested in finding information about words. That can be the spelling, the pronunciation, the meaning, the structure etc. . You could also say that dictionary users are interested in finding signs for their communication with the shared world, may it be style, sense or semanic.

4.Find dictionary definitions of 5 different words of different parts of speech, and

-give examples of genus and differentia specifica

-give examples of other kinds of definition


to dance wearing shoes with metal pieces attached to the bottoms to make a rhythmic sound 

genus: dance

differentia specifica : shoes with metal pieces attached to the bottoms to make a rhythmic sound 

to: used to join two words, phrases, parts of sentences or related statements together

drive: to travel in (a car or other motor vehicle), esp. as the person who operates it, or to travel (a distance) in a motor vehicle 

hardly: only just or almost not 

we: 1 (used as the subject of a verb) the speaker and at least one other person when considered together or as a group:
2 used by a speaker or a writer to refer to the listener(s) or reader and the person speaking or writing:
Perhaps we could move on to discuss the next item on the agenda.

22.11.07 18:48

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