By Douglas Pulleyblank (auth.)
This publication is a revised model of my Ph.D. dissertation that used to be submitted to the Massachusetts Institute of know-how in 1983. even though a lot of the research and argumentation of the dissertation has survived rewriting, the association has been significantly replaced. To Paul Kiparsky and Morris Halle, lowe an enormous debt. not just has it been an excellent privilege to paintings on phonology with either one of them, however it is difficult to visualize what this piece of analysis could have seemed like with out them. (They, after all, could think a couple of acceptable ways that the paintings should be diverse had I now not been concerned .... ) furthermore, particular thank you are as a result of Ken Hale, the 3rd member of my thesis committee. Our discussions of various themes (including tone) helped me to maintain a broader outlook on language than may need differently been the results of focusing on a thesis topic.