Despite the multitude of available dictionaries, the demand for lexicographical refer-ence books for almost any language in the world is by no means satisfied and in fact cannot be satisfied – at least not if the aim is the preparation of monofunctional dictionaries. This is true of basically every language, disregarding English, and thus also of languages such as Danish, Swedish and Finnish. For small languages such as Faroese, Greenlandic and Samian obviously not every ideal demand can be satisfied.
On the other hand, native speakers of a small language have almost the same requirements as native speakers from larger speech communities. Consequently, we must consider to what extent concepts for polyfunctional dictionaries based on the special requirements of small speech communities can be prepared.
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