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
Historische Textgrammatik und Historische Syntax des Deutschen [Historical Text Grammar and Historical Syntax of the German Language]
This work is a two-volume compendium dealing with the current state of historical text grammar. The volumes contain research by well-known language historians on the historical stages of the German language (from Old to New High German). The focus is on text grammatical, syntactical, text typological and methodological questions of language historiography in Germanic studies. With their all-encompassing perspective, these volumes represent handbooks on this subject.
* written by leading scholars from the field of language history * at the cutting edge of current research * comprehensive and clearly structured