Synopses & Reviews
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.
“Unsurpassed in its usefulness for both scholars and students.” —Louis Janus, President, Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America
This Norwegian-English desk dictionary is the first to combine into one alphabet Norway's two literary languages and to give full information on the pronunciation, grammar, and English meanings of each word. With more than 60,000 entries, with numerous idioms and literary illustrations, and with a full introduction describing pronunciation and the language situation in modern Norway, it is a reference tool splendidly adapted to the use of the American who wishes to learn modern Norwegian and the Norwegian who wishes to become acquainted with modern American usage.
About the Author
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.