In September 1998 Prof. John Wells visited India, on behalf of the dictionary publishers Addison Wesley Longman.
Prof. Wells visited Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai (Madras) and took part in dictionary launches in each city, as well as being interviewed by a large number of journalists.
He also managed to do some sightseeing. Click on an image for a larger version.
Explaining what a corpus is, Delhi
Cocktails after the launch, Delhi
Dictionary launch, Calcutta
A workshop for schoolteachers, Calcutta
Dictionary launch, Chennai
Fielding a question, Chennai
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