Journal articles

To appear

  • Prosody as syntactic evidence: The view from Mayan. Accepted at Natural Language & Linguistic Theory  [link]
In volumes / proceedings

To appear

  • Royer, Justin. Headless relative clauses in Chuj. In Ivano Caponigro, Harold Torrence, and Roberto Zavala (eds.), Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican languages. Oxford University Press [link].
  • Royer, Justin. Las configuraciones referenciales en chuj. In Cristina Buenrostro (ed.) Estudios de Lengua y Cultura Chuj, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [PDF]
  • Henderson, Robert, Paulina Elias, Justin Royer, and Jessica Coon. La composición de la estatividad en chuj. In Cristina Buenrostro (ed.) Estudios de Lengua y Cultura Chuj, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


  • Royer, Justin. An apparent syntax-prosody mismatch as right extraposition: Evidence from Mayan. In Ayana Whitmal, Yixiao Song, Mariam Asatryan (eds.), NELS 50: Proceedings of the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. 3, 113-126. [link]
  • Royer, Justin. Weak and strong definites in Kabyle. In Nico Baier, Jessica Coon, and Morgan Sonderegger, McGill Working Papers in Linguistics 26(1). [link]
  • Coon, Jessica, and Justin Royer. Nominalization and Selection in two Mayan languages. In Artemis Alexiadou and Hagit Borer (eds.), Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky’s Remarks, 139-169. Oxford University Press.
  • Isac, Daniela and Justin Royer. Clause-typing in Québec French TU. In Irene Vogel (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 16. 156-169. John Benjamins Publishing Company [link].
  • Alonso-Ovalle, Luis, and Justin Royer. Random choice modality: The view from Chuj (Mayan), In Michael Franke, Nikola Kompa, Mingya Liu, Jutta L. Mueller, and Juliane Schwab, Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 24. 1, 48-65. Osnabrück University. [link]


  • Royer, Justin. Domain restriction and noun classifiers in Chuj (Mayan). In Maggie Baird and Jonathan Pesetsky (eds.), NELS 49: Proceedings of the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. 3, 87-97 [link]
  • Royer, Justin and Luis Alonso-Ovalle. Random-choice modality in Chuj: the case of ‘komon’. In Ryan Bennett, Robert Henderson, Pedro Mateo Pedro, and Megan Harvey (eds.), Proceedings of Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics.  [link]


  • Henderson, Robert, Paulina Elias, Justin Royer, and Jessica Coon. The composition of stativity in Chuj. In Laura Kalin, Ileana Paul, and Jozina Vander Klok, Heading in the right direction: linguistic treats for Lisa Travis. 100-109.


  • Royer, Justin. Noun and numeral classifiers in Chuj (Mayan). In Julia Nee, Margaret Cychosz, Dmetri Hayes, Taylor Lau, and Emily Remirez, Proceedings of the 43rd annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2(1), 29-38. [link]
  • Alonso-Ovalle, Luis and Justin Royer. Random choice from Likelihood. The case of Chuj. Submitted to Journal of Semantics [status: revise and resubmit]. [PDF]
  • Royer, Justin. Decomposing definiteness: The case of noun classifiers in Chuj. Submitted to Canadian Journal of Linguistics [status: under review].
  • Royer, Justin, Pedro Mateo Pedro, Elizabeth Carolan, Jessica Coon, and Matal Torres. Atz’am k’ik’ atz’am: The story of Xuwan and a grammatical sketch of Chuj. [Accepted with minor revisions at Tlalocan] [PDF]
  • Royer, Justin. Noun classifiers and the composition of DP in Chuj: The core of unique definites, anaphoric definites, and specific indefinites. First Evaluation Paper. McGill University. Ms. [link]