Ordbogsartikler, som ingen læser

  • Henning Bergenholtz
  • Bjarni Norddahl


Lemma lacunas in dictionaries are a traditional focus area for lexicographers,
but the opposite problem, which we choose to call
“lemma flooding”, has received very little attention. In this article
we show that the study of this flooding is very relevant in order
to save lexicographers spending thousand of hours producing dictionary
entries which nobody reads. We examine nine possible reasons
why a given word might not be of interest to users and could
consequently be ignored in order to avoid lemma flooding. We demonstrate
that while it is not possible to completely avoid lemma
flooding, it can be reduced by implementing a relative simple rule.

Bergenholtz, H., & Norddahl, B. (2012). Ordbogsartikler, som ingen læser. LexicoNordica, (19). Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/lexn/article/view/18421