Harry van der Hulst is Professor of Linguistics and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Connecticut. His particular research interests include stress, syllabic structure, segmental structure, sign language, gesture, language evolution, and phonological acquisition. His many books include The Phonological Structure of Words: An Introduction (with Colin Ewen; CUP 2001) and, as editor, Word Stress (CUP 2014) and he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal The Linguistic Review.
Preface List of abbreviations Part I: A new theory of vowel harmony 1. Opacity and transparency in vowel harmony 2. The RcvP model 3. Harmony as licensing Part II: Case studies 4. Palatal harmony 5. Labial harmony 6. Aperture harmony 7. African tongue root systems: Typology 8. African tongue root systems: Case studies 9. Asian tongue root systems 10. Other cases of vowel harmony 11. Summary and further research References Language index Subject index