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ENGLISH PEDAGOGIC LEXICOGRAPHY: A FEW MILESTONES

 

 

Anca Cehan

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania

 

 

 

Abstract

 

The paper presents the development of the English pedagogic lexicography in the 20th and 21st centuries and focuses on the growth of the monolingual learnerís dictionaries. First it points out the impact of the Vocabulary Control Movement and Palmerís, Westís and Hornbyís ideas about dictionary word entry selection based on frequency and defining vocabulary. Then it describes the recent changes that have taken place in the monolingual learnerís dictionariesí macro- and micro-structures, and attributes them to the influence of corpus linguistics in general and to the work of John Sinclair in particular. The best-known monolingual learnerís dictionaries published by leading British publishers (Cambridge, Collins, Longman, Oxford, Macmillan) are then described and compared.

 

Key words: Pedagogic lexicography; Vocabulary Control Movement; Monolingual learnerís dictionaries; Corpus-based dictionaries.

 

 

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How to cite this article: Cehan, A. (2014). English pedagogic lexicography: A few milestones. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education Ė JoLIE, 7, 69-80. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29302/jolie.2014.7.5

 

 

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