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
Constructing a Productive Other. Discourse Theory and the Convention Refugee Hearing
A study of the process of constructing a productive Other for the purpose of being admitted to Canada in the categort of "Convention refugee". The whole claiming procedure is analyzed with respect to two actual cases, and contextualized by reference to pertinent national and international jurisprudence, all analyzed within the context of discourse analaysis.