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The Image of the Monolingual Dictionary Across Europe. Results of the European Survey of Dictionary use and Culture

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-114
Number of pages23
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEXICOGRAPHY
Volume32
Issue number1
Early online date10 Dec 2018
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E-pub ahead of print10 Dec 2018
Published1 Mar 2019

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Abstract

The article presents the results of a survey on dictionary use in Europe, focusing on general monolingual dictionaries. The survey is the broadest survey of dictionary use to date, covering close to 10,000 dictionary users (and non-users) in nearly thirty countries. Our survey covers varied user groups, going beyond the students and translators who have tended to dominate such studies thus far. The survey was delivered via an online survey platform, in language versions specific to each target country. It was completed by 9,562 respondents, over 300 respondents per country on average. The survey consisted of the general section, which was translated and presented to all participants, as well as country-specific sections for a subset of 11 countries, which were drafted by collaborators at the national level. The present report covers the general section.

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