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Brandon Baird

Assistant Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies

 work(802) 443-5456
 M: 1:30-3:00pm, W: 10:00-11:30am, or by appt.
 Warner Hall 003

Research Interests

Hispanic Linguistics, Mayan Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Bilingualism & Language Contact, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics.


Ph.D., Hispanic Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

B.A., Spanish, Minor in Linguistics, Brigham Young University

Recent Publications

(* indicates student co-author)

Baird, Brandon O. (2019). Ciudadano maya 100%: Uso y actitudes de la lengua entre los bilingües k'iche'-español. Hispania, 102(3): 319-334.

Baird, Brandon O. (2019). Language-specific Pitch Ranges among Simultaneous K'ichee'-Spanish Bilinguals. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia (pp. 2675-2679). Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.

Baird, Brandon O. (2018). Syntactic and Prosodic Contrastive Focus Marking in K’ichee’. International Journal of American Linguistics, 84(3): 295-325.

Baird, Brandon O., Marcos Rohena-Madrazo, & *Caroline Cating. (2018). Perceptions of Lexically Specific Phonology Switches on Spanish-origin Loan Words in American English. American Speech, 93(1): 79-107.

England, Nora C. & Brandon O. Baird. (2017). Phonology and Phonetics. In Aissen, Judith, Nora C. England, & Roberto Zavala, (eds.). The Mayan Languages, (pp. 175-200). New York: Routledge.

See Website for other publications.


Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies

Warner Hall
303 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753