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
Law in the Courts of Love Literature and Other Minor Jurisprudences
Politics of Language
Law in the Courts of Love traces the literary history and diversity past legal systems. These "minor jurisprudences" range from the spiritual laws of the courts of conscience to the code and judgemen of love handed down by women's courts in medieval France. Peter Goodrich presents the 15th Century Courts of Love in Paris as one instance of an alternative jurisdiction drawn from the diversities the legal and literary past. These studies trace certain boundaries modern law and make up one of many forms of legal knowledge which escape today's vision of unitary law. Law in the Courts of Love shows how the historical diversity of for and procedures of law can competently form the basis for critical revisions of contemporary legal doctrine and professional practice.