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The Resource A history of Roget's thesaurus : origins, development, and design, Werner Hüllen, (electronic book)

A history of Roget's thesaurus : origins, development, and design, Werner Hüllen, (electronic book)

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A history of Roget's thesaurus : origins, development, and design
Title
A history of Roget's thesaurus
Title remainder
origins, development, and design
Statement of responsibility
Werner Hüllen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book opens with an account of Peter Mark Roget's life and background. It then traces the parallel histories of dictionaries of synonyms and concepts and of lexicography more generally. Synonymy, the author argues, is a necessary feature of languages without which communication would be impossible. He traces its theory and practice from Plato to the emergence of the English synonym dictionary in the seventeenth century. Roget's thesaurus when it appeared two centuries later was the first to be arranged by topic and the first to encompass the semantic network of the entire language. The author examines the manner and method of its compilation, the practical outcomes of the traditions on which it was based, and the ways in which the Thesaurus reflects and reveals Roget's beliefs and background."--BOOK JACKET
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Hüllen, Werner
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Thesauri
  • Roget, Peter Mark
  • Roget, Peter Mark
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A history of Roget's thesaurus : origins, development, and design, Werner Hüllen, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
EDZ0000076404
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1 online resource (ix, 410 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191719868
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remote
Label
A history of Roget's thesaurus : origins, development, and design, Werner Hüllen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
EDZ0000076404
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 410 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191719868
Specific material designation
remote

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