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
This is the first dictionary of this Southern Mande language of the Cote d'Ivoire. With over 2000 headwords plus many idiomatic phrases, it provides linguistic and cultural information. An introduction on the sociolinguistic status of Beng, and a section on its phonology and grammar are included.