Brett Hyde

Brett Hyde

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, and Linguistics
Director of Linguistics
PhD, Rutgers University
research interests:
  • Linguistics
  • Phonology

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1073
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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.


From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

The Music of Conversation

In his research, Brett Hyde delves into the rhythms behind everyday conversation. By studying the accent patterns of languages around the world, Hyde's goal is to discover the underlying principles that organize these patterns.

Layering and Directionality: Metrical Stress in Optimality Theory

Layering and Directionality: Metrical Stress in Optimality Theory