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Acknowledgments

ItishardtoexpressadequatethankstoNoamChomsky andMorrisHalle,teacherswhohavecreatedafieldand encouragedtheirstudents'independenceinit.Bothof themhavehelpedmeinmanyparticularswiththisthesis, butmylargerdebttothemasastudentoutweighsthis. IwouldalsoliketogivespecialthankstoHajRoss,who hasmadegenerousanddetailedcriticismsofmostofthe manuscript.Certainpeoplewereenormouslyhelpfultome indevelopingmyideasonvarioustopics:JoeEmonds(Ch. 1),HowardLasnik(Ch.3),WillLeben(Ch.4),DavidVetter andLisaSelkirk(Ch.5}.IamalsogratefultoDavidPerlmutter,KenHale,PaulKiparsky,KinsukeHasegawa,Rudolph deRijk,andMikeBrameforhelponparticularproblems.