Michelle Yuan

Assistant Professor

Michelle Yuan received her BA and MA in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Linguistics from MIT. Her main areas of research are in syntax and its interfaces, and she is broadly interested in questions pertaining to cross-linguistic variation and language universals. She has investigated topics in case and agreement, ergativity, syntactic movement, and polysynthetic wordhood. She specializes in the grammatical structure of the Inuit (Eskimo-Aleut) languages, with particular focus on the varieties spoken in Eastern Canada.

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