Contents: The first chapter deals with the stressed and unstressed vowels of the dialect of Girgenti, and the regular and
sporadic changes they have undergone over time, while the second chapter similarly focuses on the consonants. The dissertation
concludes with the author's curriculum vitae, as well as a list of propositions (or points of discussion) that served as a
basis for the defense of his work. The translator-editor has included the few supplementary pages of a second edition of the
study, and other material (such as a bibliography and a pertinent epistolary) which the reader should find useful in grasping
the total import of this early publication.