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Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Werner Hüllen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book epitomizes the history of Roget's Thesaurus as the merger of a dictionary of synonyms and a topical, i.e. non-alphabetical, dictionary. It has all the linguistic features of a text. Its ... More


A Roadmap to Roget's Thesaurus

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The following statements are prerequisite for the ensuing discussions: Synonyms are words with partially overlapping meanings. They can be used either in their identical or in their differing parts. ... More


Roget's Thesaurus, Deconstructed

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Discussing synonyms started with Prodikos of Keos (c.470 bc), but modern research can be traced back to Abbé Gabriel Girard (1718). In the 18th century, there was a Europe-wide interest in the ... More


Three Words from the Thesaurus: Negro, Sex, and Tolerance

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Obviously, any collection of words meant for general use mirrors the world at the time when the words were culled. Using the lexemes ‘Negro’, ‘sex’, and ‘tolerance’ and related items, concrete ... More


Wilkins and Roget Meet. An Experiment in Thought

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

By way of a kind of linguistic game, one of the ‘Tables’ of John Wilkins' treatment of a universal language is arranged à la Roget, and one of the entry chapters of Roget's Thesaurus is arranged à la ... More


Words on Words

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the following topics: how the nature of one's ideas about religion is strongly conditioned by the words in which they are expressed; the rhetorical abundance of Americans; the ... More


A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Werner Hüllen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In 1852, Peter Mark Roget eclipsed a rich tradition of topically based dictionaries with the publication of his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the ... More


Introduction

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Roget's Thesaurus is an outstanding work of English lexicography. When it appeared in 1852, it was the first of its kind. It has been on the bookshelves of almost every educated man and woman in ... More


Peter Mark Roget

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The historiographical treatment of a work like Roget’s Thesaurus almost automatically stimulates an interest in its author. It is only natural to imagine a living and working person behind a complex ... More


Words, words, words

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines terms such as synonymy, homonymy, and polysemy as denoting ordinary linguistic experience, and semantic fields, semantic features, and semantic models (for example, prototypes) ... More


The Emergence of the English Synonym Dictionary

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter looks at the beginnings of what are still pre-theoretical deliberations on synonymy as published by Gabriel Girard (1718). A brief sketch is given of the extraordinary success those ... More


Roget’s Thesaurus: A Topical Dictionary of Synonyms

Werner Hüllen

in A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254729
eISBN:
9780191719868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254729.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter analyses Roget’s Thesaurus as a topical dictionary of synonyms based on the usual lexicographical concepts of macrostructure, microstructure, and pragmatic structures. The preface of the ... More


Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Metaphor is pervasive in language, and recent interest has focused on the systematic connections between different concepts, such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, ... More


Reading the World: Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

Mary Franklin-Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226260686
eISBN:
9780226260709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, ... More


Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Ayumi Miura

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

Impersonal constructions in the history of English form a puzzling category, in that there has been uncertainty as to why some verbs are attested in such constructions while others are not, even ... More


Βάπτω‎: An Illustration of the State of our Ancient Greek Dictionaries

Anne Thompson

in Liddell and Scott: The History, Methodology, and Languages of the World's Leading Lexicon of Ancient Greek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198810803
eISBN:
9780191847912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810803.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Words in the corpus of texts making up Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) have links to headwords in several dictionaries. TLG released a digitized version of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon ... More


Talking about MOTION in medieval English: Aims, material, and method

Judith Huber

in Motion and the English Verb: A Diachronic Study

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190657802
eISBN:
9780190657833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657802.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 4 outlines the aims, material, and methodology of the different studies of motion expression in Old and Middle English presented in chapters 5–6: The inventories of motion verbs (based ... More


Introduction: The pursuit of metaphors

Andrew Prescott

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The potential of metaphors as a means for investigating the histoire des mentalités is introduced. Although the importance of metaphor as a means of exploring human culture and cognition has been ... More


Madness, sanity, and metaphor

Ellen Bramwell

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Mental illness and sanity are particularly productive areas in relation to metaphor in English. This is unsurprising when we consider the abstract character of the human mind and the taboo nature of ... More


Managing functional diversity data

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

in Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The collection of data from differing sources has led to the construction of large plant trait databases and to a first attempt towards the integration of these data. However, these data display ... More


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