In this book, Richard Wiese provides the most complete and up-to-date description presently available of the phonology of German. Starting with a presentation of phonemes and their features, the author then describes in detail syllables, higher prosodic units, phonological conditions of word formation, patterns of redundancy for features, phonological rules, and rules of stress for words and phrases, giving particular emphasis to the interaction of morphology and phonology. He focuses on the present-day standard language, but includes occasional discussion of other variants and registers. The study is informed by recent models in phonological theory, and for phonologists and morphologists it provides both a rich source of material and a critical discussion of current problems and their solutions. It also serves as an introduction to the sound system of German for the non-specialist reader.