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Attitudes of Slovenian Language Users Towards General Monolingual Dictionaries: An International Perspective

  • This paper presents the results of a survey on dictionary use in Europe, the largest survey of dictionary use to date with nearly 10,000 participants in nearly thirty countries. The paper focuses on the comparison of the results of the Slovenian participants with the results of the participants from other European countries. The comparisons are made both with the European averages, and with the results from individual countries, in order to determine in which aspects Slovenian participants share similarities with other dictionary users (and non-users) around Europe, and in which aspects they differ. The findings show that in many ways the Slovenian users are similar to their European counterparts, with some noticeable exceptions, including (much) stronger preference for digital dictionaries over print ones, above-average reliance on other people when dictionary does not contain the relevant information, and the largest difference between the price of a dictionary and the amount willing to spend on it.

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Author:Iztok Kosem, Sascha WolferORCiDGND, Robert Lew, Carolin Müller-SpitzerORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Slovenščina 2.0: Empirical, Applied and Interdisciplinary Research
Publisher:Ljubljana University Press
Place of publication:Ljubljana
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2019/01/04
Tag:attitudes towards dictionaries; dictionary use; general monolingual dictionary; international comparison; lexicography; user research
GND Keyword:Benutzerforschung; Einsprachiges Wörterbuch; Europa; Lexikographie; Slowenien
First Page:90
Last Page:134
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Lexikographie, Wörterbücher
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Program areas:Lexik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International