Matthew S. Dryer

Matthew Dryer.

Professor Emeritus


  • PhD, University of Michigan


Typology, Syntax, Documentation (especially Papuan languages)

Selected Publications

  • Dryer, Matthew S. (2016) “Crosslinguistic categories, comparative concepts, and the Walman diminutive”. Linguistic Typology 20: 305-331.
  • Dryer, Matthew S. (2014) “Competing methods for uncovering linguistic diversity: the case of definite and indefinite articles”. Language (Perspectives Section) 90: e232-e249.
  • Dryer, Matthew S. (2013) “On the six-way order typology, again”. Studies in Language 37: 267 – 301.
  • Dryer, Matthew S. (2011) “The evidence for word order correlations: a response to Dunn, Greenhill, Levinson and Gray’s paper in Nature”. Linguistic Typology 15: 335 – 380.