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
Addresses the problem of relating the acoustic and phonological descriptions of intonation. A multi-level approach and new description systems on the phonological and phonetic levels are proposed. Computer algorithms attempt to analyze and synthesize F0 contours using the new systems. Experiments and results are presented.