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
Cet ouvrage étudie différents aspects caractéristiques du langage dramatique, notamment le dialogisme dramatique et les variations langagières qui définissent et singularisent la parole des personnages. La dernière partie est consacrée aux problèmes de l'adaptation théâtrale de formes narratives.
This work studies different aspects of dramatic language, notably dramatic dialogism and the linguistic variations which define and singularise characters' speech. The last part is devoted to the problems involved in theatrical adaptation of narrative forms.