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."
Contemporary historical linguistics is characterized by basic instabilities in its theoretical foundations. The studies in this volume both reveal and question this theoretical instability. The authors reflect about the potentials and limitations of different paths to knowledge, different underlying theoretical and methodological principles, as well as about those aspects of research on the history of language linked to the history of science and epistemology.