By Werner Hüllen
Roget's word list used to be first released in 1852 and has emerge as essentially the most recognized and widely-used reference works on the planet. this can be the 1st account of its genesis. Werner Hüllen contends that synonymy (words with comparable meanings) is a characteristic of language with out which lets no longer converse. He describes the advance within the idea and perform of synonymy from Plato to the 17th century, whilst the 1st English synonym dictionaries started to appear. Roget's word list, the 1st synonym dictionary prepared in topical order, represents an tremendously major top during this improvement. This publication exposes the conceptual framework in the back of the word list and exhibits the way it might be interpreted as a predecessor of linguistic semantics.
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See Thesaurus, (357) ORGANIZATION. 8 The author of the obituary in the Proceedings of the Royal Society (Anonymous 1869–70), who was obviously well acquainted with the deceased, stressed the importance of Gregor von Feinaigle’s (Grégoire de Feinaigle 1756–1820) ‘art of memory’ for Roget’s approach and work (Feinaigle 1812). e. to imagined places. ‘The houses he lived in, and those of friends he visited, the old rooms of the Royal Society at Somerset House, and of various Institutions which he frequented, were pictured to his mind’s eye as peopled with an inﬁnitude of facts, and teeming with varied information.
Each of the ﬁve meanings mentioned belongs to quite different, non-connected domains of reality. The sentences and texts in which Absatz/absetzen appears must select 9 How the two parts of the Latin word bacca ‘berry’ and laureus ‘laurel’ came to form this meaning remains unclear. Words, words, words 35 the intended meaning in a planned or given utterance out of the spectrum of possible ones. There are two names for these phenomena. e. e. several formally identical words with one meaning each. Disregarding historical (etymological) evidence, it is often difﬁcult to decide between these two ways of speaking, as the two examples show.
This remark was repeated, without any further speciﬁcation, in 1873 and in all consecutive editions to the end of the century (1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, and 1894). From 1879 on, several ﬁrms (in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago) published the book. 5 Early criticism The many re-editions after 1852 testify to the generally positive attitude which the general public had to the Thesaurus, although 18 In the editions of the twentieth century, other names of editors are given, among them, since 19 1914, that of the author’s grandson, Samuel Romilly Roget.
A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design by Werner Hüllen