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
Subjectivity in Grammar and Discourse. Theoretical Considerations and a Case Study of Japanese Spoken Discourse
Investigating the notion of subjectivity from a pragmatic point of view, this volume provides a theoretical and methodological basis for the study of various aspects of language and discourse and applies these specifically to Japanese spoken discourse, for which the data are added in an appendix.