A History of Roget's Thesaurus: Origins, Development, and Design, by Werner Hüllen, Oxford University Press.
(March 5, 2004)Two Thousand Four must be the year for books about thesauri. A few hours after posting the above, I dropped by the main Sanseido bookshop in Kanda which, bless its heart, now has a couple of shelves devoted to books about dictionaries, and I picked up the following:
『講談社「類語大辞典」の研究 －辞書がこんなに杜撰でいいかしら』 西山里美(著), 洋泉社 (2004).As the subtitle suggests, it's not the sort of book likely to delight the editors of 類語大辞典.
『新解さんの読み方』夏石鈴子(著), 角川文庫 (2003).This is a revised edition of the book of the same title by the same author published in 1998 under the name 鈴木マキコ.
(March 6, 2004)