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Laura Smith

Associate Professor
German and Russian

3109 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

 Office Hours
MW 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Th 10:00-10:50 a.m.

Commonly Taught Courses

German 215: Linguistics Research and Writing
German 344: Phonetics and Pronunciation of German
German 450: History of the German Language
German 460: Structure of Modern German
German 497: Senior Seminar in German (Topics from Historical Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition)

Semester Schedule

German 344: Phonetics of German
German 445: Linguistics Research and Writing
German 460: Structure of Modern German

Degrees

BA (Hons), Queen’s U. at Kingston, Language and Linguistics, 1994
BEducation, Queen’s U. at Kingston, French and History/Social Sciences, 1995
MA, U. of Calgary, Historical Linguistics, 1997
MA, U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Linguistics, 2000
Joint PhD, U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Germanic Linguistics and Theoretical Linguistics, 2004

Interests

Historical Linguistics-Prosodic phonology and morphology especially focussing on the role of prosodic templates shaping the history of the Germanic languages; Second Language Perception and Pronunciation, the role of dialect in second language perception and production; Language Acquisition on Study Abroad (grammatical, pronunciation and vocabulary gains, cultural attitudes); Factors affecting native speaker judgments

Research Interests

Theoretical phonology, historical phonology, prosodic templates, the impact of dialect on L2 perception and production, interfaces between phonology and morphology, syntax and phonetics, Germanic linguistics

Teaching Interests

Phonetics, historical phonology, second language acquisition, Germanic linguistics

Honors and Awards

  • Best German Paper at UFLA (Utah Foreign Language Association), Utah Foreign Language Association (2011 - 2011)

Memberships

  • Linguistics Society of America (2003 - Present)
  • Society for Germanic Linguistics (1998 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Board Member, Society for Germanic Linguistics (2013 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Germanic Linguistics (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Language Learning (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Festschrift for Daniel Dinnsen (2013 - 2013)

Courses Taught

Publications

Shawn L Nissen Kate E Lester Laura Catharine Smith Lisa D Isaacson Teresa Reber Bell Laura Catharine Smith

Presentations

Shawn L Nissen Laura Catharine Smith Teresa Reber Bell Kate Lester
Shawn L Nissen Lisa D. Isaacson Teresa Reber Bell Laura Catharine Smith
Cherice Michelle Montgomery Laura Catharine Smith
Laura Catharine Smith
Laura Catharine Smith Adam Ussishkin
Laura Catharine Smith Kelley Manning
Laura Catharine Smith Cherice Michelle Montgomery
Laura Catharine Smith Hyuna Kim
Laura Catharine Smith Michael C Putnam
Laura Catharine Smith Tessa Lush