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
Language, Ideology and the Reform of German Orthography
Spelling Trouble? explores the linguistic, cultural and political issues underpinning the public disputes surrounding the 1996 reform of German orthography. Sally Johnson’s book will be of interest to speakers and students of German as well as sociolinguists with an interest in language politics, language planning and language ideology.