Contents: Beats-and-Binding phonology (B&B phonology) – Natural Linguistics: the syllable – theories of the syllable
– universals – phonological processes – universal phonotactic preferences – the Optimal Sonority Distance Principle
– internal and external evidence – diachronic evidence – first language acquisition, second language acquisition, aphasia,
writing systems, phonostylistics, psycholinguistics and metaphonology, and phonetics – preferences and constraints – Natural
Linguistics and Optimality Theory.