by Einar Haugen
Note: This is a Norwegian-to-English dictionary only.
For several decades the name, Einar Haugen, struck fear in many, many students of Norwegian. It meant frequent visits to the language lab to listen to reel-to-reel tapes and late night dorm hours, but it also meant quality. Students at Norwegian Lutheran colleges in America spent as much time memorizing dialogues from Spoken Norwegian (a prime language text by Haugen) as they did attending chapel and choir rehearsals! Now the grand-daddy of Scandinavian professors is perhaps best known for his excellent dictionary.
This 60,000-word Norwegian-English dictionary lists the “bokmål” and “nynorsk” words in alphabetical order rather than treating them as two separate alphabets, and contains detailed information on grammar and pronunciation, cross-references and examples of usage. Like Haugen, this highly regarded book has become the grand-daddy of all Norwegian-English dictionaries.