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
A History of English Language Teaching that takes the reader from the Renaissance to the present day. The book covers all the important phases of the history from a global perspective. It has been brought up-to-date with four new chapters, including a final chapter from Henry Widdowson.