Eric Bakovic is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego. His main areas of research are in phonological theory and analysis. He has two main strands of work within phonological theory. One is concerned with how very general constraints on phonological forms can interact with each other in different ways to produce complex patterns of phonological behavior in different languages. The other is concerned with the in-depth, critical investigation of principles that are posited to underlie phonological knowledge.