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
SPEECH SOUNDS is an accessible and helpful guide to basic phonetic theory. Explaining the fundamental skills of the phonetician, the text investigates the different angles involved in the production of sound and uses data-based material to reinforce each new concept. SPEECH SOUNDS includes examples from a wide range of languages, dozens of exercises with solutions and full cross-references.