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
English in Europe- The Acquisition of a Third Language
"Third language acquisition and trilingualism have recently come more and more into the focus of applied linguistics. While the research trends of product-orientated bilingualism and process-orientated second language acquisition have tended to follow largely different tracks, third language acquisition and trilingualism are in much close contact. With its comprehensive multidimensional coverage of English as a third language in Europe the present volume provides a welcome contribution to a rapidly expanding field of research" -Hakan Ringbom, Abo Akademi University