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Alexander MacBride

Alexander Ian MacBride


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I completed my Ph.D. in 2004, and now work in the computer industry. I'm married to Heidi Fleischhacker MacBride.

I still receive messages sent to macbride@ucla.edu. Postal mail sent to the UCLA Department of Linguistics no longer reaches me.

If you reached this page looking for information about Berber languages, you may want to visit Jucovy and Alderete's bibliography of Berber language materials.

If you are here looking for my thesis on Berber epenthesis, you may also want to look at the chapter on Berber verbal morphology in my dissertation. Both are available as PDF files at the links below.

If you're here because you're interested in José da Fonseca, Pedro Carolino, and English As She Is Spoke, you can find information at the Collins Library or purchase the book from McSweeney's.


Ball 1995: B.A. in Linguistics, honors, University of California, Santa Cruz
Ball 2000: M.A. in Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Ball 2004: Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Ball Phonology and morphology
Ball Lexical idiosyncrasy in morphology
Ball Epenthesis and schwa
Ball Berber languages
Ball Adjectives

Dissertation and Thesis

BallA Constraint-Based Approach to Morphology (Dissertation)
BallPhonological and Morphological Issues in the Distribution of Berber Schwa (M.A. thesis)

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