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
Latino Language and Literacy in Ethnolinguistic Chicago
This volume--along with its companion "Ethnolinguistic Chicago: Language and Literacy in the City's Neighborhoods"--fills an important gap in research on Chicago, one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the United States and home to one of the largest and most diverse Latino communities, and more generally, on language use in globalized metropolitan areas. The focus is on the related issues of language and ethnicity.