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
Metarules of Paninian Grammar. Vyadis Paribhasavrtti. Part I & II. Critical Text and Commentary
If we consider Panini's grammar with it's four thousand rules and lists as a theory of the Sanskrit language (just as Newton's mechanics is a throy of the dynamics of physical objects) then we can test it. There are multitudes of corroborations, and a few wrong predictions. The paribhasas are the extra rules to correct the predictions. Introduces linguists to some of the complex issues in getting one of the best theories of grammar ever to actually work.