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."
Metonymy, apart from metaphor, represents an additional important cognitive mechanism used in our everyday language. One can assume that such a mechanism does not remain without any effects on the related structures in the discourse. To study this hitherto rather neglected discursive dimension of metonymy, excerpts from a French news magazine were analyzed with respect to the interaction of metonymy with its discursive environment.