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
Issues in the Moraic Structure of Spanish
This work addresses the role of the mora in the stress system and syllable structure of Spanish. It is shown that an analysis in which morification precedes syllabification accounts for both stress assignment and the syllabification of high vocoids.