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
Sprachdiagnostische Kompetenz von Sprachförderkräften [The Language Diagnostic Competency of Specialized Language Development Teachers]
The author examines the ways that specialized language development teachers assess the linguistic skills of preschool children for whom German is a second language. In a longitudinal study, she also investigates how accurately language development teachers are able to judge these skills. These multi-methodical studies contribute to the field of bilingual language education and language acquisition research.