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.
"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