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
Deutsche und französische Pressetexte zum Thema ‚Islam‘ [German and French Newspaper Articles on Islam]
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 378
This analysis of German and French newspaper articles on Islam focuses not on what is stated directly, but instead on what is implied between the lines. While exposing implicit patterns of argumentation, the author explores the communicative strategies they elicit in the reader. Especially when considering a controversial and emotionally charged issue, it is worthwhile to look at underlying meaning in journalistic writing and at the ways in which it contributes to shaping a social discourse.