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
English Vocabulary Elements
This book traces the historical and structural developments behind the uniquely rich vocabulary of English. At the core are a set of several hundred vocabulary elements that English got from Latin and Greek. The book explains how these elements are found in words and how they have evolved over time.