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."
The study of native language influence in Second Language Acquisition has undergone significant changes over the past few decades. This volume traces the conceptual history of language transfer from its early role within a Contrastive Analysis framework to its current position within Universal Grammar. For the present book the 1983 edition has been thoroughly revised, and some papers have been replaced, some added.