Ordbøker og folkelivsgransking (etnologi)
One of the fields interest for ethnology is the study of different aspects of labour: tools, equipment, and the work-process in its widest sense. Each field of work, each type of tool, and each method of operation has its own words or technical terms; and for the writer of dictionaries it is of importance to include lexical items, with appropriate semantic descriptions, from this field.
The present paper focuses on the following topics:
1. A brief attempt at drawing a distinction between every day vocabulary and
technical terminology (following Coseriu 1973).
2. Examples of how Ivar Aasen (1850, 1873 and 1925) handled vocabulary of this
type, illustrated by words/technical terms grouped under the heading "tools",
"house", and "cleanliness/cleaning".
3. Aasen's lexical items and technical terms are compared to information from
Norwegian ethnological literature, by Eilert Sundt, a contemporary with Aasen.
4. What can the writer of dictionaries Ieam from ethnological Iiterature?
Nordisk Forening for Leksikografi/NSL og forfatterne.