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."
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs
In the sixteenth century Italian was a literary language not accessible to the less educated, among them women, who would instead speak a local dialect. Little attention has been paid to women's linguistic education, but this study shows the vital role they played in developing Italian as a true mother tongue.