Research topic: Lexicography and dictionaries

The field of lexicography is concerned with the analysis of words and their systematic description.

The field is a branch of the linguistic sciences and involves the study of words, parts of words and connections between words. The traditional result of lexicographical research is dictionaries.

In recent times the lexicographer's research tools, like dictionaries, have been digitised. This has had an impact on both the production of dictionaries and the development of other lexicographical research resources. Examples of such resources include text corpora and lexical networks.

Text corpora are large digitised and searchable collections of texts or audio recordings. A lexical network is a diagram that shows the semantic relationships between words. Both text corpora and lexical networks are key tools not only for modern lexicographers but also for linguistic technologists.

Many such resources are publicly available on the Internet.

Example of Norwegian lexical resources are The Bokmål Dictionary (Bokmålsordboka) and The Nynorsk Dictionary (Nynorskordboka), which have been available on the Internet for a considerable period and with great success.

Another product of lexicographical research is The Norwegian Dictionary (Norsk Ordbok). This is a lexical work that documents Norwegian dialects and the written language of Nynorsk.

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Published Feb. 8, 2013 11:46 AM - Last modified May 21, 2014 10:00 AM