The Role of Electronic Dictionaries in Foreign Language Vocabulary Learning—A Review of Related Studies
作者: 左红珊 ：四川大学外国语学院，成都;
Abstract: With the development of computer technology and its application in foreign language teaching, electronic dictionaries have become an indispensable tool for many language learners. There have been a wealth of studies examining the roles of electronic dictionaries in foreign language voca-bulary acquisition, focusing mainly on the following issues: comparison of the effects of electronic dictionaries and paper dictionaries on foreign language vocabulary acquisition, the influences of different modes of dictionary information on the acquisition of new words, foreign language learners’ lookup preferences while using electronic dictionaries, and how to develop appropriate learning tasks to induce foreign language learners’ deep processing of the information provided by electronic dictionaries. The present paper reviews studies probing into the roles of electronic dictionaries in foreign language vocabulary learning, introducing the research methods adopted, findings obtained, as well as potential research issues in this area. It is hoped that the study might shed some light on the development of electronic dictionaries and offer help to foreign language teachers in guiding the students to use electronic dictionaries more effectively.
文章引用: 左红珊 (2014) 电子词典在外语词汇学习中的作用——国外相关实证研究评述。 现代语言学， 2， 143-149. doi: 10.12677/ML.2014.23017
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