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Determining the Priority in Vocabulary when Learning English through Electronic Dictionaries
Rastislav Metruk
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2016.09.04.2-8
The article investigates how English electronic dictionaries determine priority in vocabulary so that L2 learners know which words they ought to learn first. The primary objective of this study is to provide information on the criteria according to which electronic dictionaries categorise the vocabulary of the English language so that the foreign language learners now which words are assigned priority. The following dictionaries were analysed: Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 8th Edition (2015), Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 6th Edition (2014), Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 4th Edition (2013) and MacMillan English Dictionary – the online edition.
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electronic dictionary, English vocabulary, priority, frequency, L2 learner   

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