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
This book describes and analyzes the lexical phonology and morphology of the verb stem in Ciyao, a Bantu language spoken in Southern Malawi, Northwestern Mozambique, and Southern Tanzania. This is the most complete and authoritative treatment to date of the complex morphophonemics of the Ciyao verb, including the stem and derivational and inflexional endings. Dr Ngunga’s monograph also contributes significantly to the linguistic documentation of Ciyao by providing an extraordinary collection of examples and two appendices listing nearly 3000 Ciyao verbs.