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
Pidgins and Creoles
This volume brings together lexicographic and sociolinguistic descriptions of some of the less well-documented Pidgins, creoles and contact languages of the Pacific region, adding many important details to current knowledge.