A functional analysis of the e-WAT with specific focus on the mobile version : towards a model for improvement

Du Plessis, Andre (2014)

CITATION: Du Plessis, A. 2014. A functional analysis of the e-WAT with specific focus on the mobile version: towards a model for improvement. Lexikos, 24:75-93, doi:10.5788/24-1-1253.

The original publication is available at http://lexikos.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1253

Article

Lexicography's identity crisis leads to a shift towards electronic lexicographic tools. The rise of mobile phone and smartphone usage in South Africa also creates the opportunity for lexicographers to exploit a new market. This article looks at the current state of Afrikaans mobile dictionaries as an opportunity to delve into this market. The electronic WAT is analysed by pri-marily applying the function theory to show where user needs must be addressed. This leads to a model for improvement of this and possibly all other mobile dictionaries in South Africa.

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