In 2020–21, the Language Council of Norway produced an e-learning course for official work with geographical names. The course deals with topics such as The Place Name Act, how to coin correct and functional address names, and to how to work through place name cases. The course makes use of animated films, illustrations and practical exercises as effects and devices to reach the learning objectives. It consists of four modules:
1. Introduction. Motivates the learners by stating the value of geographical names as cultural heritage.
2. An overview of The Place Name Act and its regulations.
3. An introduction to the rules regulating the standardization of geographical names. Demonstrates how to coin well-formed address names (such as street names) by focusing on general spelling and word formation rules that operate in Norwegian.
4. A detailed overview of the procedure in cases concerning geographical names. The 4th module also explains the roles of the municipalities, the Language Council and the Mapping Authorities.
The course is openly available for everyone online.
Dette verket er lisensiert under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Opphavsrett 2022 Ellen Hellebostad Toft