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Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary

1st Edition

By Phil Benson

Routledge

240 pages

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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.

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Routledge Studies in the History of Linguistics

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General