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Brian W. Smith, Linguist

Brian W. Smith, Linguist


Welcome! I am a PhD student at the Linguistics Department of UMass Amherst.

I have worked primarily on morphophonology, especially phonologically-conditioned ineffability, metrical stress, and French schwa. You can read more about my past and ongoing research here.

I also teach or TA linguistics 101/201 from time to time. Course-related materials can be found here.


I come from South Jersey, specifically the Jersey Shore, where people say things like "jimmies", "shoobies", "hoagies", and "water ice".

Before UMass, I attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where I studied French and Linguistics.

My non-academic interests include classic films, graphic novels, and art, both traditional and digital.