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
One Parent One Language
Examines the discrepancy between children who do acquire two languages as a matter of course on being exposed to them, and children in similar situations who never progress past a limited amount of actively used words and a set number of rehearsed phrases in the minority language.