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
Papers in this work are subcategorized into five sections: 1) the question of invariance; 2) invariance and grammatical categories: 3) grammar and discourse; 4) grammar and pragmatics and 5) typology and universals. (New paperbound edition)