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 Articulate Mammal
This highly successful text has been substantially revised to take account of the considerable changes in Chomsky's recent ideas. The chapters on grammatical innateness, child language acquisition, and speech comprehension have been largely rewritten and new material and references throughout the book make it completely up-to-date with key developments in the field.