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
Structural Markedness and Syntactic Structure
A Study of Word Order and the Left Periphery in Mexican Spanish
This book investigates a number of word order phenomena in Spanish, concentrating on this language's unmarked word order and the perturbations of this order that result from topicalization and wh-movement.