Aproximación a una teoría general de los diccionarios de aprendizaje: Lexicografía de aprendizaje

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Until now, there has been no general theory of learner's dictionaries. This article takes steps towards such a theory based on the idea that lexicography is an independent discipline that needs to develop its own concepts, methods and partial theories. In this perspective, it presents first a proposal for a general definition of a learner's dictionary and then discusses the relation which from the point of view of lexicography exists between linguistic capacity, linguistic knowledge and communication. Finally, it presents a typologization of the potential users of a learner's dictionary based on their foreign language level and the different extra-lexicographic situation where they may have needs that can be resolved by means of dictionary consultation.
Original languageSpanish
JournalCadernos de Traducao
Pages (from-to)295-317
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Learner's lexicography
  • Lexicography
  • Learner's dictionary
  • Lexicographic theory

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