A day without linguistics is like a day without sunshine.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, and Linguistics
Professor Brett Hyde is a linguist whose primary interests are in phonology generally and metrical stress theory in particular. Topics of recent projects include the typology of weight-insensitive binary stress patterns, the role of NonFinality constraints in producing weight-sensitivity, problematic phenomena in Banawá prosody, and measures of syllable weight in unbounded stress systems. Hyde is also interested in Optimality Theory as a model of linguistic competence and performance. One of his current projects is to explore some of the possible Optimality Theoretic accounts of language variation within individual speakers.