Matthew Tyler

Me in Philadelphia (not where I live).


26/02/21: See the slides for my DGfS talkThematic role and movement to subject position: Muskogean evidence for a deactivation-based account

15/02/21: Mine and Itamar Kastner’s paper has been published online in Natural Language & Linguistic Theory (open access):Serial verb constructions and the syntax-prosody interface

20/10/20: See the handout for my talk at Cambridge SyntaxLab: “Syntactically underspecified Voice: Evidence from the causative alternation in Choctaw

About me

Hi! I am a Junior Research Fellow in linguistics at Christ’s College, Cambridge. I work on syntax and its interfaces with morphology, semantics, phonology and the lexicon.

I completed my PhD at Yale University in 2020. My dissertation “Argument structure and argument-marking in Choctaw” looks at argument structure and its semantic and morphological correlates in Choctaw, a Muskogean language spoken in Mississippi and Oklahoma. As part of the research, I’ve spent time at the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reservation, working with speakers to document and analyze the language.

Here’s my CV.

mt516 [at] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk