Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary
By (author) Phil Benson
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Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary by Phil Benson
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415220743
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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