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
The earliest substantial vocabulary of Massachusett was that taken by William Wood and published in his "New England's Prospect" in 1634. It represents the North Shore dialect of the language and contains over 250 words and phrases in the now-extinct language. Included are the numbers up to twenty, days of the week, months, and names of important people and places.
The American Language Reprints (ALR) series is dedicated to preserving and consolidating early primary source records of Native American languages with the goal of making them more accessible and readily available to the academic community. For a complete listing of the series, visit: http://www.evolpub.com/ALR/ALRbooks.html