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
'Mark Baltin and Chris Collins (eds.), The handbook of contemporary syntactic theory. Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. Pp. xii+860.'