John McCarthy (linguist)
John McCarthy (born 1953 in Medford, Massachusetts) has been the Acting Provost (education) and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since July 2017. In the beginning of 2018, he will become the Interim Provost. He previously worked there as a linguist and professor in the Department Linguistics with a specialty in phonology and morphology. He was educated at Harvard University and MIT and was responsible, along with Alan Prince, for extending autosegmental phonology, and later Optimality Theory, to morphology.
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- "UMass Amherst: The Office of the Provost - Meet the Provost". www.umass.edu. Archived from the original on 2017-09-10. Retrieved 2017-09-10.