Adam McBride

Assistant Professor, French & Italian

3134-B JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I aim to help students develop language, communication, and critical thinking skills to enable them to become agents of positive change and proponents of self-improvement.


Research interests include French phonetics and phonology (especially nasality), liaison, French dialectology, history of French, and terms used to refer to reference different varieties of French.

Selected Publications

McBride, Adam F. & Griffiths, Joshua M. (2020). Nasal vowel deletion in Spoken French. The French Review (94)2, 147-160.

McBride, A. (2020). Prenominal bon and bonne in French liaison and enchaînement: An acoustic description. Journal of French Language Studies, 1-21. doi:10.1017/S0959269519000322


Service by faculty both in and out of the university encourages the flow and spread of knowledge between scholars, students, and our greater communities, thus preparing all for greater service to one another. For example, in my work on the French & Italian Gift Fund Committee, we identify students who will not only benefit most from scholarship funding to continue their education here, but who also have specific plans to use that education to make our society and communities better.

Citizenship assignments

Chair, French & Italian Gift Fund Committee (since 2019)
French & Italian Department Assessment Coordinator (since 2020)
Faculty Advisor, BYU French Club (2018-2020)
Course Supervisor, FREN 101, 102, 201 (2020)
Course Supervisor, FREN 201 (2017-2018)