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
Morphologically Governed Accent Theory in Optimality
Alderete examines the influences of morphological factors on stress and pitch accent within Optimality Theory. He argues that two developments in the theory of faithfulness constraints define a typology of morpho-accentual processes. Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics series.