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
Primer: A Tool for Developing Early Reading Materials
The authors present a computer program and instructions for developing reading materials in languages with little or no background in literacy. The book is structured as a how-to manual with step by step procedures to establish an appropriate primer sequence and to organize words, phrases, and sentences that correlate with the sequence. It presupposes a thorough knowledge of linguistics.