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
A Resource Book for Students
Routledge English Language Introductions
World Englishes is a core introductory textbook covering the area of World Englishes (sometimes known as new or international englishes): the study of the varieties of English which have developed around the world, in the wake of British colonialism. With a strong emphasis on real language texts and activities and including a mini-reader of key articles/extracts, this is an interactive textbook which provides a firm grounding in the subject and gives students the resources for further study.