A North Sami translator’s mailing list seen as a key to minority language lexicography

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Page250-256
AuthorTrond Trosterud, Berit Nystad Eskonsipo
TitleA North Sami translator’s mailing list seen as a key to minority language lexicography
AbstractThe topic of this investigation is the set of Norwegian words discussed on a North Sami translator's mailing list during one year, altogether 313 words. The words were grouped according to text domain, and to what extent existing dictionaries were able to meet the translators' needs. Most of the words discussed on the list were missing in relevant reference works. Two reasons for this are the paucity of North Sami text and the fact that Norwegian to North Sami lexicography has had North Sami dictionaries and word lists as their basis. The main finding of the article is that the words put under scrutiny by the mailing list belong to common, everyday language. The translator list thus may function as a roadmap for future North Sami lexicography.
SessionLexicography and identity, indigenous languages
KeywordsNorth Sami, minority language, language planning, vocabulary planning
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-008,
author = {Trond Trosterud and Berit Nystad Eskonsipo},
title = {A North Sami translator's mailing list seen as a key to minority language lexicography},
pages = {250--256},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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