The NFL has its own journal ( LexicoNordica ), publishes reports with contributions from the Nordic lexicographical conferences ( Nordic Studies in Lexicography ) and occasionally also publishes individual publications (see below).

The publications can be purchased by contacting the association’s secretary (cf. Contact ). LexicoNordica costs NOK 250 per copy, and Nordic Studies in Lexicography NOK 150 per copy.

Most issues of LexicoNordica can be downloaded as a pdf on this page (see below). From 2015, both LexicoNordica and Nordic Studies in Lexicography will be available to read online.


In 1994, the association began publishing a Nordic lexicographical journal, LexicoNordica. In addition to lexicographic contributions in the form of articles – partly related to a specific theme in each issue – workshop reports and announcements from the NFL, particular emphasis is placed on reviews and brief mentions of new dictionaries in the journal. The magazine is approx. 300-400 pages. LexicoNordica’s editorial staff expects that the journal will be able to contribute to a higher quality of reviews of Nordic dictionaries, to the benefit of lexicographers and the publishing industry. It is also worth emphasizing that many reviews have a theoretical value where lexicographical theories and issues are assessed in relation to concrete dictionary work.


LexicoNordica is organized by an editorial committee consisting of representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In accordance with the association’s articles of association, the members of the editorial committee are elected by the general meeting for a period of 4 years. The current editorial committee is composed as follows:


Henrik Lorentzen, Denmark (up for election 2017) –

Emma Sköldberg, Sweden (up for election 2015) –


Annika Karlholm, Sweden (up for election 2015) –

Sturla Berg-Olsen, Norway (up for election 2017) –

Christian Becker-Christensen, Denmark (up for election 2017) –

Mariann Skog-Södersved, Finland (up for election 2015) –

Ásta Svavarsdóttir, Iceland (on election 2015) –

Previous issues of LexicoNordica

Most issues of LexicoNordica can be downloaded below. It requires that you have a pdf reader installed; download eg Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader (English only). A good tip is to click on bookmarks to get to content and directly to the articles. From 2015, LexicoNordica will be available to read online.

19/2012: Significant descriptions in Nordic dictionaries
18/2011: Onomasiological dictionaries in the Nordic countries
17/2010: Lexicography and language technology in the Nordic countries ( download as pdf )
16/2009: Word connections in monolingual Nordic dictionaries ( download as pdf )
15/2008: Dictionary use in Norden ( download as pdf )
14/2007: Nordic encyclopedias and encyclopedias ( download as pdf )
13/2006: Historical dictionaries in the Nordic countries ( retrieved as pdf )
12/2005: Electronic dictionaries in the Nordic countries ( retrieved as pdf )
11/2004: Nordic bilingual dictionaries (between Nordic and non-Nordic languages) ( retrieved as pdf )
10/2003 : Dictionary criticism in the Nordic countries ( retrieved as pdf )
9/2002: Language standardization in Nordic dictionaries ( retrieved as pdf )
8/2001: Dictionaries between the Nordic languages ​​( retrieved as pdf )
7/2000: Nordic lexicographical traditions ( retrieved as pdf )
6 / 1999: Immigrant dictionaries ( download as pdf )
5/1998: Subject lexicography ( download as pdf )
4/1997: Dictionaries of small languages ​​in the Nordic countries ( retrieved as pdf )
3/1996: Corpus-based lexicography in the Nordic countries ( retrieved as pdf )
2/1995: Grammar in Nordic bilingual dictionaries
1/1994: Nordic dictionaries in a societal perspective

Nordic Studies in Lexicography

Nordic Studies in Lexicography is the association’s series of reports with contributions from the Nordic conferences. The NFL held its first conference in 1991, and since then, 11 conferences with accompanying reports have been held. From 2015, all issues of Nordic Studies in Lexicography will be available to read online.

Single releases

Nordic lexicographical dictionary

The Nordic Lexicographic Dictionary (NLO) was published in May 1997. A working group within the NFL began work on it in 1992. The dictionary contains definitions of approximately 1,000 lexicographical terms. The dictionary is written in Norwegian, but all terms in the Norwegian lemma list have equivalents in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish, Nynorsk, English, French and German, and the book contains indexes for all these languages. Nordic lexicographical dictionary can be ordered from Rikke Hauge.