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
Towards a Lexicogrammar of Mekeo (An Austronesian Language of West Central Papua)
In this volume Jones compares the four dialects of Mekeo, which vary widely in terms of mutual intelligibility, and suggests that Mekeo is a predominantly head-marking language in which 'non-verbs' function as topics or predicates. A high level of referential indeterminacy complicates discourse.