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
In the short time since its first publication, this book has already gone a long way towards establishing itself as the standard text in the field. This new and revised edition takes account of suggestions and comments from reviewers and from those who have used the book all over the world.