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
Second Language Learning and Language Teaching, 2nd Edition
An introduction to all aspects of second language acquisition research where it relates to practical language teaching and the classroom. This second edition has been enlarged and thoroughly updated in the light of new research. The author lays greater emphasis on the implications of SL. A research for the classroom and a wider range of research is taken into account. There are exercises and expanded sections at chapter ends offering tips for teachers approaching second language acquisition for the first time.