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 monograph on the verb "have" in the function of a full verb asserts that have-constructions in the syntactic analysis are to be placed in relationship with absolute with-constructions (cf. "Mit den Füßen auf dem Tisch erwarte ich meine Schwiegereltern" [Literal translation: "With my feet on the table I expect my parents-in-law"]. Furthermore, the study also contributes to a better understanding of the syntax and semantics of adjectives. The findings are interpreted within the context of generative and optimal theoretical models.