I'm a fourth year PhD student in linguistics at MIT. Previously, I was at the University of Toronto, where I got a BA and MA in linguistics. I am interested in issues in syntax and its interfaces, such as 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. I have also worked on Yimas and Kikuyu.

You can reach me at yuanm [at] mit [dot] edu.


(on the tundra near Iqaluit, Nunavut)