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
Third or Additional Language Acquisition examines research on the acquisition of languages beyond the L2 within four main areas of inquiry: cross-linguistic influence, multilingual speech production models, the multilingual lexicon and the impact of bi/multilingualism on cognitive development.