English Dictionaries as Cultural Mines

English Dictionaries as Cultural Mines

eBook - 2012
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Dictionaries are mines whose word-gems encapsulate centuries of language history and cultural traditions; they are store-houses of meanings and uses, 'lamp genies' to be set free at the very moment readers set their eyes on their entries. This book is an attempt to free such lamp genies, by discussing the role of dictionaries in the identification and expression of cultural aspects in language, Other special reference to English. As such, its eleven chapters have been arranged to focus on gen ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9781443843065
Characteristics: 1 online resource (270 pages)


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