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 purpose of this collection is to portray the development of pragmatics as a science of language, in a such a way as to enable readers to critically assess this theorectical development. Issues explored include * presupposition * implicature * discourse * grammar * communication * indexicals * psychology * sociology. This work provides highly useful references and suggestions for further reading, and has an exceptionally detailed subject and name index to enable easy and immediate access for the reader.