John Millhouse published his Corso graduato e completo di lingua inglese in 1842, and a few years later his italian-english, english-italian new Pronouncing and explanatory Dictionary: vol. 1 in 1849, and vol. 2 in 1853. Though the Corso and the Dictionary were not originally meant to be used together by Italian learners of English, Millhouse soon revised his own original pronunciation system, so that both the Dictionary and the Corso would present the same sound keys. This article outlines the explanatory framework of his pronunciation system and analyses the Dictionary’s role in helping students translate from and into English, by comparing selected lexical equivalents, taken from the Corso passages, with their Dictionary equivalents, to highlight (a)symmetries between their contextualized use and their lexicographic treatment.

Nuccorini, S. (2021). The didactic purposes of John Millhouse’s Italian English, English-Italian New Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary. RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI LINGUISTICA APPLICATA, LII(2-3), 105-120.

The didactic purposes of John Millhouse’s Italian English, English-Italian New Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary

Stefania Nuccorini
2021

Abstract

John Millhouse published his Corso graduato e completo di lingua inglese in 1842, and a few years later his italian-english, english-italian new Pronouncing and explanatory Dictionary: vol. 1 in 1849, and vol. 2 in 1853. Though the Corso and the Dictionary were not originally meant to be used together by Italian learners of English, Millhouse soon revised his own original pronunciation system, so that both the Dictionary and the Corso would present the same sound keys. This article outlines the explanatory framework of his pronunciation system and analyses the Dictionary’s role in helping students translate from and into English, by comparing selected lexical equivalents, taken from the Corso passages, with their Dictionary equivalents, to highlight (a)symmetries between their contextualized use and their lexicographic treatment.
Nuccorini, S. (2021). The didactic purposes of John Millhouse’s Italian English, English-Italian New Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary. RASSEGNA ITALIANA DI LINGUISTICA APPLICATA, LII(2-3), 105-120.
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