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."
In German, composition is an especially productive pattern of word formation. This volume fills a gap by providing a comprehensive description and discussion of composition in German in the context of current research. Here it devotes special attention to current possibilities and issues of methodological investigation.