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
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 361
For scholars, paleo-Sardinian still presents many unanswered questions. This study illuminates for the first time the linguistic identity of the original inhabitants of the island by means of a systematic and structured analysis of field names in the archaic central area of Sardinia. Through a thorough comparison of the identified place name structures with respective lexicon entries of paleo-Basque and paleo-Iberian, the author can substantiate his hypothesis of an immigration from the ancient Iberian peninsula to Sardinia dating back to the Mesolithic period and the entire Neolithic period.