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."
Working on a broad empirical (corpus driven) foundation, this work contributes to the investigation of grammatical phenomena in the linguistic period of New High German (17th to 21st centuries) with a focus on pronominal adverbs (e.g. davon weiß ich nichts; da weiß ich nichts von; da weiß ich nichts davon; dadavon weiß ich nichts). This analysis follows the trend of current grammar research by concentrating on registers of German that is close to speech.