The Use of Japanese Language Dictionary by Students of the Japanese Literature Study Program at Brawijaya University


Vocabulary is the most important aspect in learning a foreign language. Without adequate vocabulary, the learners will find difficulty in expressing an idea, understanding the meaning of a text and dialogue of other people, and so on. In obtaining new vocabularies, the learners use several ways, such as the dictionary. There are currently many types of dictionaries. This research aims to identify types of dictionaries used by the students as well as their reasons in choosing dictionaries, type of information searched in the dictionary, frequency in the use of dictionary in learning language skill, difficulties found when using dictionary, and explanation on advantages and disadvantages of several types of dictionaries used by students of Japanese Literature Study Program, Brawijaya University.The similar research about the use of dictionary was conducted by Al-Harbi (2012), Hamouda (2013), Koca (2014), Nesi and Haill (2015), and Al-Homoud (2017). These researches discuss behaviour of students in using dictionary and the importance of teacher's role in teaching how to use dictionary in learning English. From some researches, it is known that the teachers of foreign language must guide students, particularly in terms of dictionary as required by the students. Therefore, through this research, the writers will perform investigation related to the use of Japanese language dictionary in students of Japanese Literature Study Program, Brawijaya University. The methods to use are questionnaire and interview. Through this research, the writers suggest students to use dictionary suitable for the learners of Japanese language.

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Eka Marthanty Indah Lestari, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
Dewi Puspitasari, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia

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Conference: ACLL2018
Stream: Languages Other Than English

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