The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.
The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
The volume explores how a concept of discourse can be usefully applied to the analysis of visual as well as verbal texts. Drawing on case studies from American and British media, it re-examines the relationship between discourse and ideology, demonstrating how both interrelate and contribute to media analysis.