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 thesis contributes to one of the most criticized, devalued and yet highly frequent linguistic phenomena in post-colonial urban Sri Lanka: Sinhala-English CM. In answering the main research question of this thesis, this treatise seeks to provide an adequate account of mixed constructions prevalent in the Sinhala-English bilingual corpus within the framework proposed in Muysken’s (2000) CM typology.