Article published in:Woorden in het vreemde-talenonderwijs
[Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 11] 1981
► pp. 137–144
'Les Faux Amis' Revisited
Adding the False Friend Dimension to a Large Dictionary Data Base by Longman (Ldoce)
In order to specify false friends for French speakers using a general dictionary of English (LDOCE : Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. 1978), we propose a system of tags and cross-references. Special attention is paid to an outline of the system of syntactic specifications that will warn the users of the dictionary. Detailed syntactic specifications are possible in LDOCE because it makes use of a sophisticated system of grammati-cal fields and codes. Moreover, the dictionary is available as a data base, developed in the LONGMAN-LIEGE project, so that the false friends dimension can gradually be incorporated in our monolingual dictionary.
Article language: Dutch
Published online: 24 March 2014