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
Redewiedergabe in frühneuzeitlichen Hexenprozessakten [Speech Rendition in Early Modern Witch Trial Case Files]
Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Modusverwendung im Deutschen
The study is a language-historical investigation of the use of the conjunctive mood in speech rendition. The textual data source consists of 105 transcripts from questioning in Early Modern witch trials dating from 1580 to 1650. Numerous tables document the results in detail. The extensive appendix of data sources will be of interest not only to linguists, but also to historians.
This book was published by Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-019097-4 ISBN-13: 978-3-11-019097-7