A review of 'Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English' (6th edition)


  • Amy Chi Hong Kong University of Science and Technology




Pedagogical lexicography, Dictionary criticism, Dictionary use


Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (6th edition) for advanced learners (LDOCE6), published by Pearson Education 2014, is the latest edition of this reputable dictionary for foreign learners of English. To increase its competitiveness, LDOCE6 includes new features like the Longman Communication 9000 to provide users with assistance on vocabulary acquisition, and the Grammar Guide to give information on major grammar topics and grammar notes that illustrate common grammar mistakes made by learners. This review examines whether the dictionary satisfies the needs and expectations of the users (in this case, advanced level EFL students); and if it rightly pitches at the level of their English proficiency and reference skills for ease of use and acquiring linguistic knowledge/


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How to Cite

Chi, A. (2016). A review of ’Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English’ (6th edition). Lexicography, 2(2), 179-186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40607-015-0023-6