Welcome!

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher appointed at the rank of Instructor at the University of Chicago. I recently completed my PhD in linguistics at MIT (you can download my dissertation here). I also have a BA and MA in linguistics from the University of Toronto.

I mainly work on syntax, and am particularly interested in case and agreement (especially ergative systems), clitic doubling, and movement. My research primarily focuses on Inuktitut, which I have been learning about in various ways (fieldwork, RA-ships, coursework) since 2009. The header picture above was taken near Iqaluit, Nunavut in August 2016.

You can reach me at mmxyuan [at] uchicago [dot] edu.