This is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of a book published earlier under the same title in 1972. It has been redrafted as an introductory text-book for students of linguistics by giving copious examples and also exercises and recommended readings. It has been prepared with students of the Indian subcontinent in mind, as the examples derive primarily from the languages (Dravidian, Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman) of this area.
D.N.S. BHAT is a retired professor of linguistics. He has taught linguistics in Pune, Manipur and at several Summar Schools and Institutes of Linguistics. His poublications include about 100 papers and about 25 monographs, such as "Introduction to Linguistics", "Grammatical Relations" and "The Adjectival Category".