Brett Hyde

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, and Linguistics
PhD, Rutgers University
research interests:
  • Linguistics
  • Phonology
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  • Washington University
    CB 1073
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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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 Banaw√° 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.