This collection of recent papers in Laboratory Phology approaches phological theory from several different empirical directions. Psycholinguistic research into the perception and production of speech has produced results that challenge current conceptions about phological structure. Field work studies provide fresh insights into the structure of phological features, and the phology-phonetics interface is investigated in phonetic research involving both segments and prosody, while the role of underspecification is put to the test in automatic speech recognition.
Carlos Gussenhoven is Professor at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Natasha Warner is Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, USA.