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 book focuses on the primary school education of bilingual children in Britain. Topics discussed include: pedagogical issues - such as analyzing children's spoken and written English; practical matters - such as helping children settle down in a new environment; and issues relating to the National Curriculum - such as assessment and practical suggestions.