Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary Phil Benson

ISBN: 9780415220743

Published: February 28th 2001

Hardcover

232 pages


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Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary  by  Phil Benson

Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary by Phil Benson
February 28th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 232 pages | ISBN: 9780415220743 | 6.24 Mb

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. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, PhilMoreThis 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. Using theoretical, historical and empirical analyses, Phil Benson shows how English dictionaries have filtered knowledge through predominantly Anglo-American perspectives.

The book includes a major case study of the most recent edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and its treatment of China.



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