A collection of essays that present a selective overview of recent trends in the linguistic analysis of sound structure. This book explores theoretical issues in three core areas of phonological theory from a number of different perspectives. The three core areas are: the nature and representation of phonological features; the role and structure of the skeletal tier and syllable structure; and the competing claims of derivational and declarative approaches to phonology. The aim of this book is to provide a forum for the discussion of important theoretical topics from the standpoint of frameworks such as autosegmental and multidimensional phonology, moraic phonology, dependency phonology, government phonology and declarative phonology. This book is intended for a variety of readers: advanced linguistic students and professional linguists, psychologists, speech scientists and scholars in related fields.