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
Substantivdetermination im Deutschen und im Ungarischen [Substantive Determination in German and Hungarian: A Contrastive Typological Linguistic Analysis]
DE GRUYTER AKADEMIE FORSCHUNG Konvergenz und Divergenz 2
This study examines the issue of substantive determination in German and Hungarian from a perspective that contrasts typologies. Starting from the semantic-pragmatic functions of the determinative, the author describes its use in these two languages as an expression of definiteness, indefiniteness, and genericity.