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
A Grammar of Karo Batak, Sumatra
This work is a comprehensive account of the phonology, morphology and syntax of a Western Austronesian Language spoken by more than half a million people in North Sumatra. Particular attention is paid to the predominance of passive constructions and the interplay between morphology, voice and discourse.