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Erbfeinde und Anhänger „gefährlicher“ Konfessionen. Beispiele sprachlicher Ausgrenzung in der historischen Lexikographie in Dänemark

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From the journal Lexicographica


This study points out the way dictionaries contextually and historically present and prejudice nationalities and religious denominations. Concerning military conflicts, the Swedes and the Germans, both bordering on Denmark, were regarded as the hereditary enemies of the Danish. Since protestant reformation was officially introduced in Denmark, people of different denominations and religions were opposed, too.

Danish dictionaries of three centuries, especially the entries svensk, svensker (‘Swedish’, ‘Swede’) and tysk, tysker (‘German’) as well as katolsk, katolik (‘Catholic’) and jødisk, jøde (‘Jewish’, ‘Jew’) with various word formations and closely related words were analyzed in order to illustrate the mechanism of exclusion.

Online erschienen: 2022-11-24
Erschienen im Druck: 2022-11-25

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