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
Sprachkritik [Language Criticism. Approaches and Methods of Critical Language Observation]
Ansätze und Methoden der kritischen Sprachbetrachtung
This textbook provides an introduction into linguistically based language criticism for students of German studies and other philologies as well as for general readers interested in language criticism. The critique focuses on the merits of the German language with respect to acquisition, perception, recognition and presentation of the so-called extralinguistic reality. The approaches and practical possibilities of language criticism are presented from three perspectives: "Linguistics, Language Didactics" and from the point of view of the general public interested in language ("Folk Linguistics").
* Basic introduction * Linguistic methodological approach * Language use