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A Bibliography of Scandinavian Dictionaries (review)

A Bibliography of Scandinavian Dictionaries (review) REVIEWS 258Reviews A Bibliography of Scandinavian Dictionaries. Eva Lund Haugen. Introduction by Einar Haugen. White Plains, NY: Kraus International Publications, 1984. xxii + 387 pp. $84.50. This is a most welcome volume. Just fifteen years ago--the twinkling of an eye for the clock of humanistic scholarship, if not technology, research tools such as that reviewed here were notably lacking for Scandinavian studies, particularly for the Germanic languages of the area, the definition of Scandinavian assigned in this volume (the area's Finno-Ugric languages are excluded). But it was not just Scandinavian studies that suffered from an absence of bibliographical research tools, for they were long lacking for Germanic and its dialects in general, ancient, medieval, and modern. The extant bibliographies were often enough tucked away in necrologies or in obscure, largely inaccessible, journals, and when one found them, they were either embarrassingly skimpy or inconveniently indexed, or both. Even the attestation of dialect forms was a formidable task, and the search for adequate information about such forms a lengthy quest. The Markey-Kyes-Roberge (1977) cross-indexed 8298-entry bibliography, the third but only volume that has appeared to date of a planned three-volume general history of Germanic and its dialects, was an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America Dictionary Society of North America

A Bibliography of Scandinavian Dictionaries (review)

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REVIEWS 258Reviews A Bibliography of Scandinavian Dictionaries. Eva Lund Haugen. Introduction by Einar Haugen. White Plains, NY: Kraus International Publications, 1984. xxii + 387 pp. $84.50. This is a most welcome volume. Just fifteen years ago--the twinkling of an eye for the clock of humanistic scholarship, if not technology, research tools such as that reviewed here were notably lacking for Scandinavian studies, particularly for the Germanic languages of the area, the definition of Scandinavian assigned in this volume (the area's Finno-Ugric languages are excluded). But it was not just Scandinavian studies that suffered from an absence of bibliographical research tools, for they were long lacking for Germanic and its dialects in general, ancient, medieval, and modern. The extant bibliographies were often enough tucked away in necrologies or in obscure, largely inaccessible, journals, and when one found them, they were either embarrassingly skimpy or inconveniently indexed, or both. Even the attestation of dialect forms was a formidable task, and the search for adequate information about such forms a lengthy quest. The Markey-Kyes-Roberge (1977) cross-indexed 8298-entry bibliography, the third but only volume that has appeared to date of a planned three-volume general history of Germanic and its dialects, was an

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Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North AmericaDictionary Society of North America

Published: Apr 4, 1986

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