This is a comprehensive account of the phonetic and phonological properties of Norwegian. The author considers the structure of the lexicon and the principles by which the ordering of sounds in Norwegian can be defined. He then discusses word phonology and its interaction with lexical structure; the principles of syllabification; the placement of dialects; intonation; and connected speech. Dr Kristoffersen concludes with an analysis of the complex relations betweenwritten and spoken language in Norway. The book is written within the framework of Generative Phonology, making use of insights mainly derived from Lexical Theory. Its main, and successful, purpose is to present the phonological system of Norwegian clearly and concisely.