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 books explores how high-stake tests mandated by No Child Left Behind have become a de facto language policy in US schools, detailing how testing has shaped curriculum and instruction and the myriad ways that tests are now a defining force in the daily lives of English Language Learners and the educators who serve them.