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Michelle Yuan is an Assistant Professor in Linguistics at UC San Diego (PhD from MIT, 2018). 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 dialect continuum, with particular focus on the varieties spoken in Eastern Canada.
Sônia Cyrino is an Associate Professor at the University of Campinas, Brazil. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland at College Park (USA), at the University of Cambridge (UK), and at Stony Brook University (USA). Her interests include syntactic theory, diachronic change, Romance languages. She has articles published in books by Mouton de Gruyter, John Benjamins, Oxford University Press, and journals as Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, Iberia-International Journal on Theoretical Linguistics, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.