Foundations of Cognitive Grammar: Volume II: Descriptive Application

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August 1999



"The amount of data and the wealth of analyses presented is impressive. . . . Langacker has again succeeded in producing a very stimulating and coherent piece of work. And the material analyses offered deserve much more careful attention and reflection than is possible within the limits of a review."--Canadian Journal of Linguistics


Review and introduction; Part I. Nominal Structure: 1. Nouns; 2. Nominals: functional organization; 3. Nominals: grounding and quantification; 4. Nominal Constructions; Part II. Clause Structure: 5. The auxiliary: clausal head; 6. The auxiliary: grounding; 7. Transitivity and grammatical relations; 8. Marked clause structure; 9. Ergativity and case; Part III. Beyond the Clause: 10. Complex sentences; 11. Further issues; 12. Theoritical discussion; Glossary; References; Index.


Ronald W. Langacker is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or editor of several books on linguistics.


'It is impossible within the limits of a review to discuss, or even do justice to, the wealth of information and genuine insights that the book contains...Let us look forward to seeing the continuation of this promising approach to language. Langacker has written a highly stimulating first part; it will be exciting to see the sequel.'Canadian Journal of Linguistics
EAN: 9780804738521
ISBN: 0804738521
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1999
Seitenanzahl: 628 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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