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
Le chansonnier français de la Burgerbibliothek de Berne
Analyse et description du manuscrit et édition de 53 unica anonymes
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 368
The Berne song book originates from the last third of the 13th century and is often considered marginal because of the Lorraine dialect and the corrupted delivery. Here it is analysed in depth for the first time. It includes a linguistic and material analysis of the manuscript followed by a new edition of 53 anonymous poems. Each poem is presented as a diplomatic transcription with critical editorial commentary. A synoptic index allows the reader to place the manuscript within the wider context of the written tradition of older northern French poetry.