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 book contains studies on second language lexical processes based on empirical findings by authors mostly from Central Europe. The reader may have access to the storage and working of second language lexicons. Questions of integration, storage, vocabulary acquisition and assessment, word retrieval, and lexical access are the focus of the studies, which include reference to language users from Finno-Ugric (Hungarian) and Slavic (Croatian, Polish) language backgrounds.