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
Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics is an introductory book on research in the field of second language acquisition. Many of the current research methodology textbooks cover case study research, but none handle the topic or process in depth. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate students and other researchers wanting to learn more about case study methods and their application to research on language learning.