Dictionaries to assist teaching and learning

Authored by: Reinhard Heuberger

The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138941601
eBook ISBN: 9781315104942
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The monolingual English learners’ dictionary for intermediate and advanced users has enjoyed a long and successful history. A. S. Hornby’s Idiomatic and Syntactic English Dictionary (ISED) of 1942 is usually regarded as the first milestone in this highly innovative branch of lexicography, which keeps producing new editions of learners’ dictionaries on a regular, almost yearly, basis. The lucrative market has long been dominated by the British publishers Oxford University Press, Pearson Longman, Collins COBUILD, Cambridge University Press and Macmillan ELT, with Merriam-Webster as the most recent and only American competitor.

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