Fast redigeringsskjema for verb? Semantikk versus grammatikalisering
The purpose of this article is to clear the ground for a general and common editorial
schema for lexicographic treatment of all verbs in the Norwegian language. Therefore,
claims that verbs should be classified into groups with special qualities and functions
are examined. In grammatical tradition, verbs are content words, excepting several small
subsets of verbs used in constructing multi-word verb forms, which according to the
grammars require different treatment. In Norwegian lexicograhy another classification
has emerged, counterpoising ”big verbs” with multiple functions and a multitude of
derived phrasal verbs against the rest. These classifications are examined against the
defining practice shown in entries on individual verbs, and a general maximum model for
ordering and defining verbs, including derived phrasal verbs, is presented.
Nordisk Forening for Leksikografi/NSL og forfatterne.