Functional Phonology: part III
PART III: GRAMMAR
Part II developed a theory of what phonology
would look like if it were governed by functional principles.
This may be fine as an exercise of the bottom-up construction of an ideal world,
but the resulting functional theory of phonology will be an acceptable
alternative to generative approaches only if it is capable of describing
phonological structures and processes with an equal or higher amount of
empirical adequacy, efficiency, and explanatory force.
will show that Functional Phonology can stand up to this test
and clarify several hitherto recalcitrant phonological issues.
Up to the Functional Phonology web site.