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
This authored text was crafted to present the field of second language acquisition in an introductory fashion without sacrificing its richness or complexity. It will be useful in courses in psychology, linguistics, and education.