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Picture this. How illustrations define dictionaries

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Illustrations sometimes decorate and sometimes add real value to the text of a dictionary. When we consider the ability of an illustration to simplify the verbal definition of technical terms, for example, the question 'why not illustrate?' is a reasonable one. But we must consider how illustrations affect the view of dictionaries as objective, and how they reinforce them as didactic books. By their graphic nature, illustrations stand out from the seemingly homogeneous field of text against w...

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University of Reading
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uuid:201cb268-fa6e-4a6a-98b8-58dbf64bccb4
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