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
The Language of Language
Core Concepts in Linguistic Analysis
The focus of this book is to provide an initiation to rigorous thinking about language form and language use. The main purpose of this book is two-fold: to acquaint you with the way in which linguists talk about the indispensable everyday tool constituted by language and to stir readers' curiousity about language matters and why language matters, beyond what this book has to offer.