This paper is essentially a commentary on Steriade 1990, which deals with certain aspects of Winnebago phonology. The issues cluster around a much-discussed process known as Dorsey's Law (see Miner 1992 and references given there) that is operative in Mississippi Valley Siouan and that Steriade has generalized to other language groups. Winnebago syllable structure, cyclic syllabification, cluster reduction, and the formalization of Dorsey's Law itself are discussed. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/JL)
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