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A Test of the Proposed Framework for Reviewing Online Dictionaries: M-W.com, Dictionary.com, Macmillandictionary.com, Dictionary.cambridge.org, and Oxforddictictionaries.com

A Test of the Proposed Framework for Reviewing Online Dictionaries: M-W.com, Dictionary.com,... Dictionary.cambridge.org (Cambridge Dictionaries Online); Dictionary.com (Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary and others); Macmillandictionary.com (Macmillan online dictionary); M-w.com (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and others); Oxforddictionaries.com (the US portal for Oxford online dictionaries); YourDictionary.com (Webster's New World College Dictionary and others) sing the first five of the eight sets of criteria for reviewing online dictionaries proposed by Enid Pearsons and Wendalyn Nichols in the accompanying article ("Toward a Framework for Reviewing Online Dictionaries"), I compared the following six online dictionary websites with reference to the amount and type of information provided, the presentation, and the access structure: Dictionary.cambridge.org Dictionary.com Macmillandictionary.com M-w.com Oxforddictionaries.com YourDictionary.com I started off my review by consulting the following distinct terms in each dictionary: talk (a polysemous content word with more than one part of speech) about (a polysemous function word with more than one part of speech) lucrative (a word with derivatives) while away (a phrasal verb) Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 34 (2013), 211­224 Reviews big data (a recent compound noun from IT) MBO (management buyout, an abbreviation from business English) otaku (a recent word from subculture) literally (to check usage information) *acomodation (accommodation, to check response to a misspelled word) The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

A Test of the Proposed Framework for Reviewing Online Dictionaries: M-W.com, Dictionary.com, Macmillandictionary.com, Dictionary.cambridge.org, and Oxforddictictionaries.com

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Dictionary.cambridge.org (Cambridge Dictionaries Online); Dictionary.com (Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary and others); Macmillandictionary.com (Macmillan online dictionary); M-w.com (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and others); Oxforddictionaries.com (the US portal for Oxford online dictionaries); YourDictionary.com (Webster's New World College Dictionary and others) sing the first five of the eight sets of criteria for reviewing online dictionaries proposed by Enid Pearsons and Wendalyn Nichols in the accompanying article ("Toward a Framework for Reviewing Online Dictionaries"), I compared the following six online dictionary websites with reference to the amount and type of information provided, the presentation, and the access structure: Dictionary.cambridge.org Dictionary.com Macmillandictionary.com M-w.com Oxforddictionaries.com YourDictionary.com I started off my review by consulting the following distinct terms in each dictionary: talk (a polysemous content word with more than one part of speech) about (a polysemous function word with more than one part of speech) lucrative (a word with derivatives) while away (a phrasal verb) Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 34 (2013), 211­224 Reviews big data (a recent compound noun from IT) MBO (management buyout, an abbreviation from business English) otaku (a recent word from subculture) literally (to check usage information) *acomodation (accommodation, to check response to a misspelled word) The

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Jan 6, 2013

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