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
Advances in English Historical Linguistics
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This volume contains a broad selection of papers presented at the Ninth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, held at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, in August 1996. The selection of articles reflects the main areas of current scholarly interest in English historical linguistics.