This book "supplies a vocabulary of English words and idiomatic phrases 'arranged … according to the ideas which they express'. The thesaurus, continually expanded and updated, has always remained in print, but this reissued first edition shows the impressive breadth of Roget's own knowledge and interests."
Lexicographica. Series Maior / Supplementbände zum Internationalen Jahrbuch für Lexikographie 139
This volume covers more than 200 years of recording specific language in German explanatory dictionaries. For the first time, the comparative analysis of six dictionaries from the 18th to the 20th century provides reliable data which subject areas were covered lexicographically and which special methods of marking were used. Nautical language serves as an example to show constancy and changes in adding new specific vocabularies in the above mentioned time period. A broad overview of specific language research since the 19th century rounds off the book.