Ethnocentrism and the English Dictionary
|Subject||English language -- Lexicography -- History.
English language -- Lexicography -- History.
English language -- Lexicography. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00911326
English language -- United States -- Lexicography -- History.
Ethnocentrism -- Great Britain.
Ethnocentrism -- United States.
Ethnocentrism. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00916081
REFERENCE. -- bisacsh
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.