This book presents Jorgen Rischel's most important work on linguistic sound structure, its relation to other aspects of language, and its variation across the world's languages. It includes some of the most original and groundbreaking research of the last four decades. Several chapters featurebook ranges across stress, syllabification, prosody, accent, and vowel harmony, and their interactions with other aspects of language. They include exemplary descriptions of the sound systems of a wide range of Asian and European languages. The book covers both synchronic and diachronic analysis ofthe sounds of language, and reflects the author's lifelong interest in typology.