Meanings, Ideologies, and Learners’ Dictionaries

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Page85-105
AuthorRosamund Moon
TitleMeanings, Ideologies, and Learners’ Dictionaries
AbstractThis paper looks at the treatment of ideologically loaded items in monolingual learners’dictionaries of English, and issues in the lexicographical description of their meanings. It begins by considering non-denotative meaning and the question of evidence; then considers a selection of entries relating to ethnocentricity, gender and sexuality, and age. Entries are drawn mainly from the standard British big five; the 1948 edition of Hornby; and two crowd-sourced dictionaries.
SessionPlenary lectures
Keywordsageism; critical lexicography; culture; ethnocentricity; gender; ideology; learners’ dictionaries; meaning; sexism
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-004,
author={Rosamund Moon},
title={Meanings, Ideologies, and Learners’ Dictionaries},
pages={85-105},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2014},
month={jul},
date={15-19},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},
isbn={978-88-88906-97-3},
}
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