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
Exploring four major theories of syntax this book examines how we understand the rules and principles that govern sentence structure. With clear explanations of how different models deal with the same syntactic phenomena, the book gives students a strong context and framework for understanding syntax.