volume 34, issue 2018, P249-278 2019
DOI: 10.1515/lex-2018-0013
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Kevin Pike

Abstract: AbstractThe increasing usage of shortened forms in everyday spoken and written English can prove to be a substantial challenge for EFL learners at any level, both in terms of decoding and, albeit maybe to a lesser extent, encoding. This article takes a learner-based approach and assesses the needs of the learners, maps their lexicographic search routes via the outer access structure, and at the microstructural level it critically analyses the lexicographical portrayal of selected types of shortened form in thr…

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