Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary (Routledge Studies by Phil Benson

By Phil Benson

This specific paintings demanding situations the idea that dictionaries act as aim documents of our language, and as a substitute argues that the English dictionary is a essentially ethnocentric paintings. utilizing theoretical, ancient and empirical analyses, Phil Benson exhibits how English dictionaries have filtered wisdom via predominantly Anglo-American views. The publication features a significant case learn of the newest variation of the Oxford English Dictionary and its therapy of China.

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