The article is an attempt to define the notion mentioned in the title more precisely and to enumerate the elements of individual and social dictionary culture, as well as factors influencing its level. The authoress analyses relations between language culture in its broadest sense and dictionary culture, highlighting the fact that dictionary culture cannot be studied without reference to language awareness of (potential) dictionary users. The autoress focuses on the description of lexicography status in the society, based on observations as well as Polish and foreign research results. Another important part of the dictionary culture analysis is dictionary didactics viewed as one of the crucial factors positively affecting the level of dictionary culture of individuals and society. Further on, she focuses on the notion of lexicographic awareness and analyses its major manifestations. The paper finishes with an attempt to define dictionary culture and a catalogue of criteria which can be used to estimate its level.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.