Learners’ dictionaries of Polish as a foreign language
After giving a brief overview of the pedagogical lexicography of Polish as a foreign language, the author examines general monolingual learners’ dictionaries so as to first describe their most important aspects and then offer a general evaluation of the dictionaries in question. The following dictionaries are considered: IsjpK2005, PsjpZ2008, SjpHK1989, SmjpKZ1992, SmjpZ2013 and SpjpBS1999. The aspects under investigation are: target users of the dictionaries, size, mega- and macrostructure, criteria of external selection, used sources, chosen features of the entries, and integrated and non-integrated outer texts as well. The paper shows that the learners’ lexicography of Polish as a foreign language in spite of a relatively large number of the dictionaries in proportion to a rather small group of their prospective users, does not meet the requirements of modern pedagogical lexicography yet.