LINGUIST List 13.3255

Wed Dec 11 2002

Books: History of Linguistics: Cowie

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  1. bartonm, English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners

Message 1: English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners

Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:19:24 +0000
From: bartonm <>
Subject: English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners

Title: English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners
Subtitle: A History
Series Title: An Arnold Publication
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: A. P. Cowie, University of Leeds 
Hardback: ISBN: 0198235062, Pages: 240 pp, Price: $95.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0199250847, Pages: 240 pp, Price: $24.95

This is the first history of dictionaries of English for foreign
learners, from their beginnings in Japan and East Asia in the 1920's
to the present day. Anthony Cowie describes the evolution of the major
titles, and their fight for dominance of what soon became an enormous
market. He shows how developments in lexical and grammatical theory
crucially affected the content and structure of ELT dictionaries.

Lingfield(s): History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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