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
Wissen in (Inter-)Aktion [Knowledge in (Inter-)Action]
Verfahren der Wissensgenerierung in unterschiedlichen Praxisfeldern
This book examines how knowledge is created in key areas of day-to-day practice with the aid of linguistic means. Using examples from medicine, law, teaching/learning interactions and mass media, the book investigates what is displayed interactively as knowledge and/or what is considered to be knowledge. The book is divided into four sections which discuss the following key questions: how is knowledge embedded in the respective situation, how is knowledge brought forth interactively, how do institutions present knowledge effectively and how is knowledge disseminated in the (mass) media?