Against word-final empty nuclei

In this poster I argue  against the existence of  word-final
empty nuclei.  First,  I describe the  motivations that lead
to the assumption  of this category in  phonological theory,
especially in Government Phonology.  Then I mention theoret-
ical and empirical arguments   within GP that  challenge the
claim that  phonological domains end  in either a pronounced
or  an  unpronounced empty nucleus.   In  the second part of
this writing, the  existence of codas is  threatened, paving
the way for a  very simple phonological skeleton, which con-
tains strictly  alternating  consonantal and  vocalic  posi-
tions.  Next, I  show why assuming word-final  empty vocalic
positions runs  into   difficulties in   such  a  framework.
Finally, I make   an attempt to indicate a   way out of  the