Nja… En korpusbaseret undersøgelse af interjektioner i talesprog
Interjections have often been viewed as unsystematic and unimportant to the description of language. Ordbog over Dansk Talesprog challenges this idea of interjections as irregular and insignificant by creating a dictionary of Danish interjections, in this article exemplified by the Danish interjection nja. By examining interjections in Danish spoken language, it is found that interjections can in fact be systematically described and are very relevant to language description. Also a sound based approach to language produces new lemmas which are not orthographically distinct and thus not visible in the written language. This way Ordbog over Dansk Talesprog can supplement traditional orthography based dictionaries and contribute to a more precise and thorough description of the Danish language.
Nordisk Forening for Leksikografi/NSL og forfatterne.