emdrone (emdrone) wrote in linguaphiles,

Types of Dictionaries

In one previous post someone was asking for a piece of advice regarding English monolingual dictionaries for his relative, a German speaker studying to become a translator from English and French.

It seems that many - native speakers ostensibly apparently - did not even realize that there are different CLASSES of dictionaries, and that their relative utility for a native speaker versus foreign learner varies drastically.

My comment was too long there, but might be useful to others, I felt, because I was speaking from my own experience. Hence, I am reposting it as a separate entry in this community (and append a question). Read more...Collapse )
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