Muligheder for samarbejde mellem ordbøger der arbejder inden for det nordiske sprogområde
Plans for co-operation between Nordic-language dictionary projects. The West-Nordic
language area covers Norway, the Faeroes and Iceland. The languages of these three countries all
develop from a common source, usually called Old Norse (Danish: ‘norrønt’). The article describes
the way in which dictionaries of the modern forms of these languages can benefit from
being able to refer to corresponding words both in the sister languages and in Old Norse. Ordbog
over det norrøne prosasprog // A Dictionary of Old Norse Prose makes considerable use of
lexicographical material from related medieval and modern languages when undertaking semantic
analysis. An initiative is under way to enable dictionary projects that cover all medieval Nordic
languages to co-operate on an interlinked presentation of their lexical data and some background
materials on the World Wide Web.
Nordisk Forening for Leksikografi/NSL og forfatterne.