Open-ended quiz 2
1.What are the main kinds of information in a
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
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)
the structure information relates to the position the word can have in a sentence or its construction itself.
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
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:
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