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Ethnocentrism and the English dictionary

Author: Phil Benson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Routledge studies in the history of linguistics, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This unique work challenges the assumption that dictionaries act as objective records of our language, and instead argues that the English dictionary is a fundamentally ethnocentric work.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Benson
ISBN: 0415220742 9780415220743
OCLC Number: 822962929
Description: 232 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. Dictionaries and theories of language 2. The semiotics of the dictionary 3. The centre-periphery metaphor in action 4. The monolingual English dictionary up to Johnson 5. From Johnson to the OED 6. The lexicography of English as an international language 7. China in the OED: the wordlist 8. China in the OED: associating words with China 9. China in the OED: definitions 10. China in the OED: quotations 11. Conclusion
Series Title: Routledge studies in the history of linguistics, 3.
Responsibility: Phil Benson.


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