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A S Hornby
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Born in Chester, Cheshire
Born in 1898
Died in 1978

Hornby was a pioneer in the field of English language teaching, working in Japan in that sphere from 1924 to 1942. The work he did on preparing the first monolingual learnerís dictionary helped the spread of the use English as an international language, and the book, in its ninth edition, is still in print today.

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