LINGUIST List 5.1335

Mon 21 Nov 1994

Sum: Concepts unknown in Dutch

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  1. Paul Olierook, SUMM: Concepts unknown in Dutch

Message 1: SUMM: Concepts unknown in Dutch

Date: Mon, 21 Nov 94 10:28:51 GMSUMM: Concepts unknown in Dutch
From: Paul Olierook <>
Subject: SUMM: Concepts unknown in Dutch

Summary: Concepts not known in Dutch

A couple of weeks ago I posted a question re. the concepts in
English and American, which were unknown in Dutch.
I would like to thank all who contributed to the list below,
which I have compiled from the replies.
The reason for the request was to incorporate some examples in
a CALL programme (L2 = English). Using only contextsentences
as a means to derive word meanings, we would expect a low
success rate in a condition with such target words.
This finding might show that the context method is not the
best method for such words. I will publish the results hope-
fully next year.

Thanks Again.

Paul Olierook
Utrecht University

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