My question really is:

if $e^{2\pi i* g(\theta)}$ is an algebraic function in the variable $e^{2 \pi i \theta}$, what restrictions can we put on g?

My first guess is to say that g is the map that sends everything to zero, or $g(\theta)=n\theta +c$, in which case $e^{2\pi i* g(\theta)}=1$ or $C*(e^{2 \pi i \theta})^{n}$ respectivley.

It seems believable that these would be the only two polynomials, or even rational (or even algebraic?!?) functions that could play the role of g...could a transcendental function do the job of g too?

Any thoughts on where to look?

P.S. I am afraid that I may not be posing the question well...apologies.