Jessica Coon’s research is focused on syntax and morphology. She is especially interested in ergativity, split ergativity, case and agreement systems, nominalization, and verb-initial languages. Much of her work is based on data from the Mayan language, Chol. She began fieldwork on the language in 2002, and has been traveling regularly to Chiapas ever since. Here in Montreal she works with speakers of Chuj, a Mayan language of Guatemala.