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
Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
This book presents a new view of what it means to teach language and culture in a globalised world characterised by transnational flows of people, commodities and ideas. It contains a critical analysis of the national tradition of culture teaching as an aspect of foreign language teaching and proposes a transnational framework for language and culture pedagogy, aiming at the education of world citizens.