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Linguee Tutorial, Level I

 


 

IV.   Searching

 

IV. Searching

 

  1. Do separate searches for the following character strings: belle, bel, beaux.

    • What do you notice about the results? How do they compare to those from the previous search (i.e. beau)? What does this search indicate about the way Linguee functions? How might this inform the way you search?

 

  1. Do a search for vache.

    • What part-of-speech categories are represented in the Editorial Dictionary and in the concordance list? How does this affect the quality of the search results? 
    1. Look at the source-text results in the concordances.

      • Are there any results for the string vaches? What does this tell you about how Linguee deals with inflected forms of nouns?
      • Are there any recurring compound words or idiomatic expressions using vache? Which one(s)? Are they included under Examples? Why or why not?

 

  1. Do a search for soyons and look at the words listed in the Editorial Dictionary and in the source-text concordance results.
  • What do these results indicate about the way Linguee deals with inflected forms of verbs?

 

  1. Do a search for the character string harper.

    • What do the results indicate about case-sensitivity in searches?

 

  1. Do a search for chose.
  • What happens in the search field when you finish typing the word? Do you find the dropdown menu of suggestions useful? Why or why not?
  1. Click on the Search button, and look at the results in the Editorial Dictionary.

    • How would you describe the results under Examples? How do these results compare with those from the previous searches (e.g. beau)? 

 

  1. Do a search for autre chose.

    1. Type autre chose into the search field, and note the options that appear in the dropdown menu.

      • How might they be useful?
    2. Click on the Search button. 

      • What kinds of results appear? Do the two searched words always appear side by side? What does this tell you about how Linguee works? How is this function useful for concordance searches?

 

  1. Do a search for chose autre.

    1. Type chose autre into the search field, and note the options that appear in the dropdown menu.

      • How do they compare with those from the previous search string?
    2. Click on the Search button.

      • How does this search compare with the previous search?

 

 

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