This article traces the history of the main English dictionaries and points out the advantages for learners of the language of using a modern monolingual dictionary. Drawing on authentic student texts, it identifies two common errors, the confusion of "find/find out" and the use of "have the possibility to" and shows that a corpus-based dictionary can help distinguish between the former and how a collocation dictionary can be an aid to choosing appropriate verb+noun combination in the latter.

Murphy, A. C., "Who has eaten of the pot knows the taste of the broth" In praise of monolingual English dictionaries, <<NUOVA SECONDARIA>>, 2015; XXXII (10): 108-113 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65847]

"Who has eaten of the pot knows the taste of the broth" In praise of monolingual English dictionaries

Murphy, Amanda Clare
2015

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This article traces the history of the main English dictionaries and points out the advantages for learners of the language of using a modern monolingual dictionary. Drawing on authentic student texts, it identifies two common errors, the confusion of "find/find out" and the use of "have the possibility to" and shows that a corpus-based dictionary can help distinguish between the former and how a collocation dictionary can be an aid to choosing appropriate verb+noun combination in the latter.
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Murphy, A. C., "Who has eaten of the pot knows the taste of the broth" In praise of monolingual English dictionaries, <<NUOVA SECONDARIA>>, 2015; XXXII (10): 108-113 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65847]
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