Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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, 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.

Buy Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary book by Phil Benson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415220743
ISBN-10: 0415220742
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary book by Phil Benson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review