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 companion volume to ETHNOLOGUE: LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD, TWELFTH EDITION lists language families of the world with sub-groups shown in a tree arrangement under the broadest classification of language family. The Language Family Index facilitates locating language names in the Ethnologue, making the data there more accessible.