To see work (including presentations and posters) arranged thematically, go to ‘Research‘.


Tyler, Matthew. 2020. Argument structure and argument-marking in Choctaw. Yale University PhD thesis.

Journal articles

Tyler, Matthew. Accepted. Two Kinds of External Possession in Mississippi Choctaw. To appear in Syntax.

Tyler, Matthew and Jim Wood. 2019. Microvariation in the have yet to constructionLinguistic Variation 19(2), 232-279. [pre-publication version]

Tyler, Matthew. 2019. Absolutive Promotion and the Condition on Clitic Hosts in Choctaw. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 37(3), 1145-1203. [lingbuzz (pre-print)]

Tyler, Matthew. 2019. Choctaw as a window into the clitic/agreement splitStudia Linguistica 73(2), 299-338. [pre-print]

Tyler, Matthew. 2019. Simplifying Mᴀᴛᴄʜ Wᴏʀᴅ: Evidence from English functional categories. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 4(1): 15. 1-32.


Tyler, Matthew. 2019 (in prep). Some evidence for structural ergative case.

Tyler, Matthew. 2019 (in prep). Dyadic unaccusatives and dependent ergative case.

Tyler, Matthew and Itamar Kastner. 2019 (submitted). Serial verb constructions and the syntax-prosody interface.

Conference proceedings

Tyler, Matthew. To appear. Ergative-marked internal arguments in Choctaw. In Proceedings of the Workshop on the Structure and
Constituency of the Languages of the Americas 24 (WSCLA 24).

Tyler, Matthew. 2019. Differential Object Marking by A’-status. In Proceedings of the 49th Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 49).

Tyler, Matthew and Michelle Yuan. 2019. Nominal-clitic case mismatches.  Richard Stockwell, Maura O’Leary, Zhongshi Xu & Z. L. Zhou [eds.] Proceedings of the 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 36), 333-343. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Tyler, Matthew. 2019. Two kinds of ‘possessor raising’ in Choctaw. In D. K. E. Reisinger & Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo [eds.] Proceedings of the Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas 23 (WSCLA 23), 106-120. Vancouver, BC:

Tyler, Matthew. 2019. PCC repair in Basque and Choctaw transitive unaccusatives. In Daniel Edmiston, Marina Ermolaeva, Emre Hakgüder, Jackie Lai, Kathryn Montemurro, Brandon Rhodes, Amara Sankhagowit & Michael Tabatowski [eds.] CLS 53: Proceedings of the Fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 397-412. Chicago, IL: The Chicago Linguistic Society.

Tyler, Matthew. 2018. A Locality Restriction on Indexical Shift: Evidence from Turkish. In Faruk Akkuş, İsa Kerem Bayırlı, and Deniz Özyıldız [eds.] Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Turkish, Turkic and the Languages of Turkey (Tu+ 1), 159-160. Amherst, MA: GSLA.

Tyler, Matthew. 2017. In Choctaw, everyone’s a clitic. In Julia Nee, Margaret Cychosz, Dmetri Hayes, Tyler Lau & Emily Remirez [eds.] Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS 43), 497-521. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Tyler, Matthew and Jim Wood. 2017. The have yet to Construction: A Microcomparative Account. In Aaron Kaplan, Abby Kaplan, Miranda K. McCarvel, and Edward J. Rubin [eds.] Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 34), 562-571Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Tyler, Matthew. 2017. Swiping without SluicingUniversity of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 23 (1), 291-300.