LINGUIST List 15.365

Fri Jan 30 2004

Books: Lexicography/Semantics: Hullen

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Message 1: A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Hullen

Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:00:38 -0500 (EST)
From: jared.wright <jared.wrightoup.com>
Subject: A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Hullen


Title: A History of Roget's Thesaurus
Subtitle: Origins, Development, and Design
			
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Oxford University Press
		www.oup.com/us
		http://www.oup.co.uk		 
			
Book URL: http://www.us.oup.com/us/catalog/23773/subject/TheEnglishLanguage/?view=usa&ci\
=0199254729 

Author: Werner Hullen

Hardback: ISBN: 0199254729, Pages: 352, Price: 99.00

			
Abstract:

Roget's Thesaurus was first published in 1852 and has come to be one
of the most famous and widely-used reference works in the world. This
is the first account of its genesis. Werner Hüllen contends that
synonymy (words with similar meanings) is a feature of language
without which we could not communicate. He describes the development
in the theory and practice of synonymy from Plato to the seventeenth
century, when the first English synonym dictionaries began to
appear. Roget's Thesaurus, the first synonym dictionary arranged in
topical order, represents an enormously significant peak in this
development. This book exposes the conceptual framework behind the
Thesaurus and shows how it can be interpreted as a predecessor of
linguistic semantics.


Lingfield(s):	History of Linguistics
		Lexicography
		Ling & Literature
		Semantics 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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