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State-of-the-art on monolingual lexicography for Sweden

Journal article
Authors Emma Sköldberg
Louise Holmer
Elena Volodina
Ildikó Pilán
Published in Slovenščina 2.0: Empirical, Applied and Interdisciplinary Research
Volume 7
Issue 1
Pages 13-24
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Swedish
Pages 13-24
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.4312/slo2.0.2019...
Keywords Swedish monolingual lexicography, Swedish lexicographic actors, Swedish online lexicographic portals, Swedish UGC dictionaries
Subject categories Specific Languages

Abstract

The minireview describes the state-of-the-art of Swedish monolingual lexicography. The main actors in the field, both commercial and non-commercial, are mentioned alongside with the description of lexicographic products that have been offered by them to the lexicon users. The minireview makes it clear that there is an obvious tendency among the Swedish dictionary users to abandon paper-based dictionaries and switch over to online portals and apps, which influences the practices adopted by commercial publishing houses, such as Norstedts, Bonniers, Natur & Kultur. Among the leading non-commercial players, the Swedish Academy, the Swedish Language Bank, Institute for Language and Folklore are named. Swedish monolingual lexicography offers, however, dictionaries produced not only by experts but also by non-experts (i.e. using the efforts of the crowd).

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