Networks and Knowledge in Rogets Thesaurus

Hardcover | August 1, 2009

byWerner Hullen

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In this book Werner Hullen examines Roget's Thesaurus in relation to linguistics, philosophy and history. He explores the influence of Roget's Thesaurus abroad (Germany and the Romance countries). He epitomizes its history and compares the various editions of the book. In lexical case studieshe evaluates some entries with pertinence to their cultural and political implications. He discusses the didactic potential of thesauri in general and considers the implications of the Thesaurus for the study of scholarly linguistics and psychology. He discusses how Roget's Thesaurus prepared theway for the more recent idea of network semantics. By analyzing retrieval techniques one can show, he claims, how the words of languages were (and are) stored in the minds of those who speak them. Professor Hullen concludes by considering the role of synonymy in language from a perspective ofcognitive linguistics showing that it is indispensable for communication.

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In this book Werner Hullen examines Roget's Thesaurus in relation to linguistics, philosophy and history. He explores the influence of Roget's Thesaurus abroad (Germany and the Romance countries). He epitomizes its history and compares the various editions of the book. In lexical case studieshe evaluates some entries with pertinence to...

Werner Hullen is Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He has published widely on the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language and on the history of linguistics and lexicography, including English Dictionaries 800-1700: The Topical Tradition (OUP, 1999) and A History of R...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.73 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. A Roadmap to Roget's Thesaurus2. Roget's Thesaurus, Deconstructed3. Roget's Thesaurus, 1852 to 20024. Three Words from the Thesaurus: Negro, Sex, and Tolerance5. Roget in Germany: The Adaptation of the Thesaurus (1852) in Daniel Sanders' Sprachschatz (1873)6. Roget in the Romance World: Theodore Robertson's Translation of Roget's Thesaurus (1852) into French as Le Dictionnaire Ideologique (1859)7. Wilkins and Roget Meet. An Experiment in Thought8. On Background Knowledge and Seriality9. The Didactic Potential of Thesauri10. A Cognitive View of SynonymyReferencesIndex