"The author manages to persuade the reader about the assets of cognitive grammar. HE does so in an excellent academic style, which does not shun an occasional touch of humor that enlivens the exposition of high-flown theory or description."
Antonio Barcelona in: Cognitive Linguistics
"In sum this book is a representative sample of an extraordinarily productive and distinguished career of one of today s foremost linguists. [...] Given the indisputable usefulness and quality of this book, and the growing influence of cognitive linguistics, it will be welcomed by scholars and students all over the world who are at work in general and cognitive linguistics, in cognitive science, in English descriptive linguistics, and other related disciplines."
Antonio Barcelona in: Journal of Cognitive Linguistics 12-1 (2001)