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
Understanding Child Language
How children acquire their first language is of great interest to linguists because it may give insight into the nature of language itself. This text offers an accessible introduction to first language acquisition for undergraduates. As part of the Understanding Language series, it will also have a cross-linguistic, typological slant that is particularly relevant and desirable in language acquisition studies.