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Dictionary use and instruction in pre-basic English at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez

dc.contributor.advisor Rivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.author Feliciano-Martínez, Melody
dc.contributor.college College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Blau, Eileen
dc.contributor.committee Baker, Joan
dc.contributor.committee Morales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.representative Sharma, Anand D.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-14T19:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-14T19:46:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05
dc.description.abstract This study examines the point of view of the professors and instructors of Pre- Basic English on the role of the dictionary in the Pre-Basic English classroom. It also examines the dictionary using habits in English and in Spanish of the Pre-Basic English students regarding the type of dictionary they use and how they use it, both in and out of the class. Three methods were used: tape-recorded interviews, questionnaires and think-aloud protocol. The main findings are: 1) There is not an agreement among professors on dictionary use and instruction at the Pre-Basic English level, 2) students prefer bilingual dictionaries, and 3) students were not able to use dictionaries effectively. A sample teaching unit on dictionary use instruction is suggested as a guideline for the implementation of dictionary use and instruction at the Pre-Basic English level.
dc.description.abstract Este estudio examina el punto de vista de los profesores y Asistentes de Cátedra de Inglés Pre-Básico sobre cual es rol del diccionario en la clase de Ingles Pre-Básico. También examina los hábitos de uso del diccionario en ingles y español de los estudiantes de Inglés Pre-Básico y cual diccionario utilizan. Tres métodos fueron utilizados para realizar este estudio y fueron: entrevistas, cuestionarios y “think-aloud protocols”. Los resultados mas importantes del estudio son: 1) No hay un acuerdo entre los profesores sobre el uso y enseñanza del diccionario en el nivel de Inglés Pre-Básico. 2) Los estudiantes prefieren usar el diccionario bilingüe y 3) Los estudiantes no usaron el diccionario efectivamente. Una unidad ejemplar de enseñanza de instrucción y uso del diccionario es sugerida para la implementación de instrucción y uso al nivel de Inglés Pre-Básico.
dc.description.graduationSemester Spring en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/887
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2008 Melody Feliciano Martínez en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Encyclopedias and dictionaries-use studies en_US
dc.subject Dictionaries-polyglot en_US
dc.subject Lesson planning en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Puerto Rico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Encyclopedia and dictionaries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez Campus) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Usage -- Encyclopedia and dictionaries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bilingualism -- Puerto Rico en_US
dc.title Dictionary use and instruction in pre-basic English at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.discipline English Education en_US
thesis.degree.level M.A.E.E. en_US
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