Dictionary Macrostructure


Dictionary Skills (chapter 2) PNU curriculum
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Macrostructure The overall organisation of the components of a dictionary including lexical entries and their microstructure
Front Matter A guide to help the reader interprets all the labels and symbols given in entries
Back Matter Contains various linguistic aids such as: - List of irregular verbs - Spelling guides - Tables of weights and measures
Middle Matter Used for grammatical information and sometimes consists of only illustrative graphs Not many dictionaries have a middle matter
Alphabetisation Entries or words are arranged alphabetically, which makes it easier and faster to find a certain word
Guide Words The words in bold at the top of every page
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