An Empirical Study of Dictionary Use: the Case of Slovenia


  • Marjeta Vrbinc University of Ljubljana



dictionary testing, users’ reference skills, general monolingual and bilingual dictionaries


The article presents the results of the first research into dictionary use conducted in Slovenia on a sample of 70 students from the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The first part investigates the profile of the students as dictionary users, their level of knowledge, and describes the questionnaire used in the study. The second part presents the results of individual tasks with an emphasis on dictionary use and compares the achievements of test subjects from both faculties, while the final part deals with the causes for these differences and proposes steps that could be taken to increase student and teacher awareness concerning dictionary use and dictionary skills.


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Vrbinc, M. (2005). An Empirical Study of Dictionary Use: the Case of Slovenia. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 2(1-2), 97–106.