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
The book is issued by the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Science, and the Russian State University for Humanities in Moscow. It covers the issues of historical development of personal pronouns and person marking in Indo-European languages and offers a Proto-Indo-European reconstruction based on both internal and external comparison data.
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