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
Predicates Across Categories: Towards a Category-Neutral Syntax
This work attempts a principled and coherent account of the Aristotelian sentence within modern generative grammar. Predication is understood as a licensing relation, and a category-neutral theory of predication is proposed, with consequences for two domains of grammar: 'inside' and 'outside' the predicate.