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
Leading grammar expert Michael Swan answers questions such as, What is grammar for? How does it relate to vocabulary? How does it change? How does it differ across other languages? This accessible and readable introduction uses very little technical jargon in offering a fresh, original look at the subject.