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Matthew Tyler

Me in Philadelphia (not where I live).

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30/05/21: Materials for my WSCLA poster “The Case OCP in Choctaw”. Slides here, handout here.

28/05/21: See the slides for mine and Aaron Broadwell’s WSCLA talk: “Phonological words across large domains in Choctaw

21/05/21: Handout for presentation at Yale Syntax Group with Richard Stockwell: “Causative VP-omission in English

19/05/21: New working paper out in Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics (COPiL): “CP complements of er-nominalisations in English

11/03/21: See the slides for my talk at the Cambridge University Linguistic SocietyInternal arguments disguised as external arguments: Lessons from an active alignment system

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