Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies, was founded in 2004, with the primary objectives of promoting contemporary, goal-oriented linguistic research, and advocating greater confidence of speakers when using Slovene in public and in private. The Institute’s activities are based on the assumption that as Slovene speakers we can contribute most effectively to the development of the Slovene language by nurturing our own linguistic competence and responsibility.
The future of Slovene is guaranteed by competent speakers with good access to high quality, user-friendly language resources. It is necessary firstly to create optimal conditions for the creative self-realization of each and every individual in his or her mother tongue and, secondly, to ensure the excellent exchange of information between languages. We feel that it is possible to achieve these goals by investing in modern, well-designed reference books, particularly monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, but also in other language resources for Slovene. Globalization processes and the advancement of new technologies (digitalization, unlimited content exchange, the Internet, etc.) have made it indispensable for every language to be serviced by state-of-the-art computational language resources and tools. These resources and tools are currently being developed for the Slovene language.