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– Use different types of dictionaries to find as many as possible lexicographical information about the words in this chart:

Plaintiff (Legal word)-   Pathologists (Medical word) 

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 أستعاض (Arabic word) – Ontology – Covid-19  

ENG 310: Lexigraphy

Course Assignment 2

Aim:

The aim of this assignment is to assess your knowledge and understanding of types of dictionaries: their structures, arrangements and content, and your ability to differentiate between dictionaries depending on what lexicographical information they provide.

Instructions:

· Use different types of dictionaries to find as many as possible lexicographical information about the words in this chart:

Plaintiff (Legal word)- Pathologists (Medical word)أستعاض (Arabic word) – Ontology – Covid-19

· In a word document compare the features of the four different dictionaries and the information they provide for each word.

· You will also give your evaluation of the dictionaries and state which one would be the best choice for each word.

· Use the format provided in 5-1 Types and Component Structures of Dictionaries Assignment to write your answer.

· After you finish your answer, save a PDF copy and submit it.

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Types and Component Structures of Dictionaries Assignment
Fill in the information about each of the assigned words. There is a separate grid below for each word. The first grid is done as an example.

EXAMPLE

Word: Appestat

A print dictionary

An online dictionary

A specialty dictionary

Your choice other dictionary

Which dictionary used?

[Title and/or link]

Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

Merriam-Webster

Stedman’s Online Medical Dictionary

Oxford Dictionaries (Online Saudi Digital Library Trial)

Definition provided

None. The word is not included. It was not as convenient to search for the word as the online dictionaries.

A hypothetical region in the hypothalamus that is thought to regulate appetite.

The mechanism in the brain (possibly in the hypothalamus) concerned with the appetite and control of food intake. [appetite + G. statos, standing]

The region of the hypothalamus of the brain which is believed to control a person’s appetite for food.

Search features

N/A

Search box. Can specify type of dictionary. Medical was a choice.

Search box. Can specify type of results. Alphabetical browsing function organized by guidewords.

Search box. Can specify some language criteria. Can choose on screen Arabic keyboard to type search terms.

Pronunciation features

N/A

Audio and International Phonetic Alphabet

(IPA)

Audio and International Phonetic Alphabet

(IPA)

Audio and Received Pronunciation (RP)

Other information provided [etymology, part of speech, synonyms, usage, etc.]

N/A

Part of speech and syllabication

Syllabication and etymology

Part of speech, origin, example sentences,

Evaluation: The three dictionaries that had this word gave very similar definitions. The specialty dictionary had what appears to be a slightly more precise definition. The Oxford dictionary’s Arabic keyboard could give it the advantage in some situations. Overall, if I were writing or translating a technical paper related to medicine, I would turn to Stedman’s dictionary first. Otherwise, Merriam-Webster or Oxford dictionaries would be fine.

  1. Novale (legal word)

Plaintiff

Print dictionary

Online dictionary

Specialty dictionary

Your choice other dictionary

Which dictionary used?

[Title and/or link]

Definition provided

Search features

Pronunciation features

Other information provided [etymology, part of speech, synonyms, usage, etc.]

Evaluation:

  1. Hypothalamus (medical word)

Hypothalamus

Print dictionary

Online dictionary

Specialty dictionary

Your choice other dictionary

Which dictionary used?

[Title and/or link]

Definition provided

Search features

Pronunciation features

Other information provided [etymology, part of speech, synonyms, usage, etc.]

Evaluation:

  1. مخلُوط

مخلُوط

Print dictionary

Online dictionary

Specialty dictionary

Your choice other dictionary

Which dictionary used?

[Title and/or link]

Definition provided

Search features

Pronunciation features

Other information provided [etymology, part of speech, synonyms, usage, etc.]

Evaluation:

  1. Antagonistic

Antagonistic

Print dictionary

Online dictionary

Specialty dictionary

Which dictionary used?

[Title and/or link]

Definition provided

Search features

Pronunciation features

Other information provided [etymology, part of speech, synonyms, usage, etc.]

Evaluation:

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