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
The sociopolitical dimensions of English language teaching are central to our profession. These dimensions include language policies, cultural expectations, and the societal roles of languages. This book aims to present these issues to practising and aspiring teachers in order to raise awareness of the sociopolitical nature of English language teaching.