a1 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
A thorough examination of the nature of the phonological portion of the lexicon must address at least two crucial issues. One has traditionally been termed the abstractness controversy, which concerns itself with the issue of the level of representation, or whether lexical entries are at a surface phonetic, phonemic, systematic phonemic, or some other level. The second issue deals with the unit of representation, or whether lexical entries are in the form of morphemes, words, or some of each.
(Received April 07 1981)
 I would like to express my gratitude to Joan Bybee, Jeffrey Elman, Anthonic Feitsma, Orrin Robinson, Sanford Schane, Wim Zonneveld and other for comments on a previous draft of this work (as part of Tiersma, 1890 b). My special thanks go to Matthew Chen, who has been a constant source of inspiration to me. None of the above bears any responsibility for the contents of this paper or necessarily agrees with the points made.