Hjalmar Falk

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Hjalmar Falk (1859 – 1928) was a Norwegian linguist and philologist. He was born in Vang.

A response to the "47 Questions and Answers about sprogstiden"

He was a professor at the University of Oslo from 1887. He is particularly remembered for his etymologic dictionary of the Norwegian and Danish language, which he wrote in cooperation with Alf Torp. He chaired the commission that recommended/prepared the orthography revision of 1917. He was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav.[1][2]


  1. ^ Bull, Tove. "Hjalmar Falk". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Hjalmar Falk". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 18 March 2012.