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 Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory
This volume provides a comprehensive view of the central issues in contemporary semantic theory. New articles by leading researchers in the field give an introductory account of previous work along with a presentation of new innovations and results. Thus the Handbook is both an authoritative guide to the major developments of linguistic semantics and a significant contribution to the current research. The book will be invaluable both to students requiring a complete and up-to-date survey of work in semantics, and to the specialist engaged in research on particular problems in semantic theory. The articles in the Handbook are written in an accessible style and include detailed references. In addition, the volume includes an extensive central bibliography which is intended to serve as a research tool for students and linguists working in the field.