Norwegian-english Dictionary: A Pronouncing And Translating Dictionary Of Modern Norwegian (bokmål…

Paperback | May 15, 1974

EditorEinar Haugen

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For more than forty years, the Haugen Norwegian–English Dictionary has been regarded as the foremost resource for both learners and professionals using English and Norwegian. With more than 60,000 entries, it is esteemed for its breadth, its copious grammatical detail, and its rich idiomatic examples. In his introduction, Einar Haugen, a revered scholar and teacher of Norwegian to English speakers, provides a concise overview of the history of the language, presents the pronunciation of contemporary Norwegian, and introduces basic grammatical structures, including the inflection of nouns and adjectives and the declension of verbs.

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For more than forty years, the Haugen Norwegian–English Dictionary has been regarded as the foremost resource for both learners and professionals using English and Norwegian. With more than 60,000 entries, it is esteemed for its breadth, its copious grammatical detail, and its rich idiomatic examples. In his introduction, Einar Haugen,...

Einar Haugen (1906–1994) was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian and Linguistics at Harvard University and professor of Scandinavian studies and linguistics for many decades at the University of Wisconsin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:May 15, 1974Publisher:University Of Wisconsin Press

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ISBN - 13:9780299038748

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little out of date, but still one of the best available This dictionary covers both bokmål and nynorsk versions of the language. Words mainly used in either are clearly marked, as are dialect forms. Many entries include older spelling variants, useful for readers of historical documents or the public domain materials online at Projekt Runeberg. Most have usage examples in standard phrases and sentences. Each word has a pronunciation guide, using a system which is clearly explained and includes tone accent, which too many learning materials omit. The introduction is quite substantial, with a fairly in-depth history of modern Norwegian and grammatical charts for both versions of it. About the only drawbacks are the lack of updates due to its compiler's death (resulting in a slightly dated vocabulary) and the squinty quality of the text (which is typeset with a smallish and cramped-looking serifed font). Nevertheless, this is still one of the best Norwegian reference works written. It's certainly the most affordable for North Americans.
Date published: 2008-02-08

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“Unsurpassed in its usefulness for both scholars and students.” —Louis Janus, President, Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America