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
This volume presents a critical survey of the theory and methodology of Indo-European linguistics, from its origins through the present. The author applies recent linguistic findings in his analysis of the speakers of Indo-European and their background. An account of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Pre- and Proto-Indo European is also included.