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
Language Ideological Debates
Language-Ideological Debates presents analyses of historically situated discursive events -- debates -- during which ideas about language are formed, articulated, and authoritatively entextualized. The studies cover cases as diverse as Corsica, the US, Singapore, and Congo. Based on detailed empirical analyses, the book intends to fuel the theoretical discussion on language, history, and society.