• Varianz im Mittelhochdeutschen Wörterbuch. Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten der Darstellung

    Author(s):
    Jonas Richter (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    German Literature and Culture
    Subject(s):
    Lexicography, Middle Ages, German language
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    historical lexicography, Middle High German, Medieval Germany
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/3nxc-7v62
    Abstract:
    Diatopic and diachronic variation in Middle High German is rarely addressed explicitly in the new Mittelhochdeutsches Wörterbuch (MWB). The need to base the dictionary on edited texts makes it difficult for the lexicographical team to cover varietal specifics of MHG with certainty. This paper analyzes how variation is mentioned in the MWB and, based on examples of unpublished entries, discusses the problems and limits of covering MHG variation in the dictionary. A final section describes the public presentation of the digital archive of lemmatized references that is available at MWB Online, and outlines a project to enrich the list of primary sources with dialectal and temporal details about the texts. Although neither of the two are at the heart of the dictionary project, both promise to mitigate the scarcity of information on variation in the MWB.
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