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
Clause Structure in South Asian Languages
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 61
This book is for linguists interested in syntax and semantics, syntactic typology and in South Asian languages. The researchers in the field of theoretical and theoretically inclined descriptive linguistics have for a long time felt a need for detailed and clearly presented linguistic treatments of various syntactic phenomena in South Asian languages.
Clause Structure in South Asian Languages: - provides a comprehensive overview and covers major aspects of clause structure in a variety of South Asian languages - provides detailed analyses of several aspects of phrase structure of many prominent South Asian languages - gives theoretically up-to-date treatment of several important issues in South Asian syntax and semantics - contains papers by some of the most prominent linguists working on South Asian languages.