Wendy Baker-Smemoe

Associate Professor, Linguistics

4057 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I love teaching at BYU because of the inspiring students. I love to involve them in research and to make the classroom an engaging learning experience.


My main areas of research include second language acquisition and sociolinguistics. In second language acquisition, much of my research has focused on speech perception and production and writing in a second language. I have also examined the influence of language contexts, such as study abroad and foreign language housing, on second language acquisition. In sociolinguistics, my main focus has been on Utah English and the influence of religion on Utah English.


In my department, I have served as the graduate coordinator and am currently on the scholarship committee. I have also been a Humanities Fellow.

Citizenship assignments

  • Dee Gardner Scholarship Committee
  • Humanities Fellow (2012-2014)
  • Graduate Coordinator (2011 – 2015)
  • Advisor, English Language Society