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Introduction FORUM DICTIONARIES IN THE CLASSROOM M. Lynne Murphy "n of the Lexii: this issue, Dictionaries publishes the proceedings Convention .cography Discussion Group meeting at the 1999 of die Modern Language Association in Chicago. The following tiiree articles were those presented at that session, entitled "The Dictionary in the Classroom," and Edward Gates, past president of DSNA and organizer of the DSNA Taskforce on Dictionary Use in Schools, responds to their contents at the close of this forum. In this introduction, I provide some background to the forum and remark upon some of the surprises that should not have surprised me on the way to the Chicago session. The MLA's Lexicography Discussion Group has a hard core of tried-and-true attendees, and its sessions also draw the odd rhetorical, literary, or language theorist away from the general MLA throng. When it was my turn to organize the annual session, I hoped to do something that would draw some non-lexicographers into the group, both to let them know what a good thing we have going there and to put us more in touch with dictionary users. So, while education and school dictionaries are far from my areas of expertise, I chose http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

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FORUM DICTIONARIES IN THE CLASSROOM M. Lynne Murphy "n of the Lexii: this issue, Dictionaries publishes the proceedings Convention .cography Discussion Group meeting at the 1999 of die Modern Language Association in Chicago. The following tiiree articles were those presented at that session, entitled "The Dictionary in the Classroom," and Edward Gates, past president of DSNA and organizer of the DSNA Taskforce on Dictionary Use in Schools, responds to their contents at the close of this forum. In this introduction, I provide some background to the forum and remark upon some of the surprises that should not have surprised me on the way to the Chicago session. The MLA's Lexicography Discussion Group has a hard core of tried-and-true attendees, and its sessions also draw the odd rhetorical, literary, or language theorist away from the general MLA throng. When it was my turn to organize the annual session, I hoped to do something that would draw some non-lexicographers into the group, both to let them know what a good thing we have going there and to put us more in touch with dictionary users. So, while education and school dictionaries are far from my areas of expertise, I chose

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