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
Interkulturelle Behördenkommunikation [Intercultural Communication with Government Authorities]
Eine gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung zu Verständigungsproblemen zwischen Migranten und Behördenmitarbeitern in Berlin und Buenos Aires
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Communication between government authorities and immigrants is a topic of current relevance, posing difficulties for both sides. Drawing on 279 real conversations between immigrants and authorities in Berlin and Buenos Aires, this book discusses the causes of communication problems in an intercultural context and viable options for dealing with them. It is relevant for both research and practice.