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
On the Meaning of Definite Plural Noun Phrases
Do multiply plural NPs ("the boys and the girls") differ semantically from simply plural NPs ("John and Mary" or "the boys")? The "union theory" and the "sets theory" are contrasted in their answer to this question.