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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27333
Title:
Linguistic patterns of academic Web use in Western Europe
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike; Tang, Rong; Price, Liz
Abstract:
A survey of linguistic dimensions of Web site hosting and interlinking of the universities of sixteen European countries is described. The results show that English is the dominant language both for linking pages and for all pages. In a typical country approximately half the pages were in English and half in one or more national languages. Normalised interlinking patterns showed three trends: 1) international interlinking throughout Europe in English, and additionally in Swedish in Scandinavia; 2) linking between countries sharing a common language, and 3) countries extensively hosting international links in their own major languages. This provides evidence for the multilingual character of academic use of the Web in Western Europe, at least outside the UK and Eire. Evidence was found that Greece was significantly linguistically isolated from the rest of the EU but that outsiders Norway and Switzerland were not.
Citation:
Scientometrics, 56 (3): 417-432
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Scientometrics
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27333
DOI:
10.1023/A:1022387105904
Additional Links:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/p407j710x8057287/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
01389130; 15882861
Appears in Collections:
Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group ; Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike-
dc.contributor.authorTang, Rong-
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Liz-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-21T10:18:57Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-21T10:18:57Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationScientometrics, 56 (3): 417-432en
dc.identifier.issn01389130-
dc.identifier.issn15882861-
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1022387105904-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27333-
dc.description.abstractA survey of linguistic dimensions of Web site hosting and interlinking of the universities of sixteen European countries is described. The results show that English is the dominant language both for linking pages and for all pages. In a typical country approximately half the pages were in English and half in one or more national languages. Normalised interlinking patterns showed three trends: 1) international interlinking throughout Europe in English, and additionally in Swedish in Scandinavia; 2) linking between countries sharing a common language, and 3) countries extensively hosting international links in their own major languages. This provides evidence for the multilingual character of academic use of the Web in Western Europe, at least outside the UK and Eire. Evidence was found that Greece was significantly linguistically isolated from the rest of the EU but that outsiders Norway and Switzerland were not.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/p407j710x8057287/en
dc.subjectWebsitesen
dc.subjectLinguisticsen
dc.subjectAcademic websitesen
dc.subjectWebometrics-
dc.titleLinguistic patterns of academic Web use in Western Europeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
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