Holbergordbogen – en nordisk forfatterskabsordbog

  • Svend Eegholm-Pedersen


Holberg-Ordbog (Copenhagen, Oslo 1981–88) covers the complete works of Ludvig
Holberg, an outstanding Dano-Norwegian author in the first half of the 18th century,
versatile as a dramatic (comedy), historical, and essayistic writer. This paper presents
the five volume lexicographic work, its scope and function as an author’s dictionary of
the so-called selective thesaurus type. By its editorial practice the Holberg dictionary is
a descendant of the Danish national dictionary, Ordbog over det danske Sprog (1919–
56), in return the specialist dictionary can – on many points – furnish important supplementary
material for Danish lexicography in general, as is shown by some examples. A
final section discusses briefly some other Scandinavian and European author’s dictionaries
and concordances/indexes, and the author sides with Wiegand (1986) and Mattausch
(1990) in their underlining of the importance of semantic author’s dictionaries
versus concordances and indexes.

Eegholm-Pedersen, S. (2006). Holbergordbogen – en nordisk forfatterskabsordbog. LexicoNordica, (13). Hentet fra https://tidsskrift.dk/lexn/article/view/18578
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