Talks

Invited Talks

2015a Expressive degree intensifiers in Mandarin Chinese. The 23rd Annual Meeting of International Association of Chinese Linguistics. Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. Aug. 27.
2015b The tale of two readings for non-root modals for the past: A case study of Mandarin Chinese. Shanghai Maritime University College of Foreign Languages, Shanghai, China. June 18.
2015c Mandarin yào as a restricted epistemic modal for degree comparison. Ohio University, Institute for the Empirical Study of Language. Apr. 10.
 2013   How can you have a degree? The degree use of the possessive verb yǒu in
Mandarin Chinese.
OSU Department of Linguistics, Mar. 8.
2007       Dimensions of intervention effects in Mandarin Chinese.   Syracuse University Linguistics Program, Nov. 2.

 

Conference Talks

2017a When an individual classifier classifies events in Mandarin Chinese: A preliminary analysis. 41st Annual Penn Linguistics Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 24-26.
2017b The progressive as an NPI (non-)licenser: A crosslinguistic study. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Berkeley, CA. Feb.3-5
2016 Chinese speaking learners’ bound variable interpretations in L2 Japanese. [with Mineharu Nakayama] 28th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Provo, Utah. May 6-7
2015a Choosing among the many theories of “many”: Duo comparative quantifiers in Chinese. [with Qiong-peng Luo] 10th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics. Tokyo, Japan. Jun. 13-14.
2015b A degree-based analysis of the Differential Verbal Comparative in Chinese. [with Qiong-peng Luo and Miao-ling Hsieh] 10th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics. Tokyo, Japan. Jun. 13-14.
2014 An epistemic modal for strict comparison in Mandarin Chinese. 11th International Workshop of Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics. Yokohama, Japan. Nov. 22-24.
2013a   The yú-comparative construction in Chinese: Case assignment and evaluativity. 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Ann Arbor, MI. Jun. 21-23.
2013b The degree use of yǒu in Mandarin Chinese: Its structure, meaning and theoretical implications. 21st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 7-9 [Awarded Young Scholar Award]
2013c   Epistemological classifiers and tu ‘know’ in Acehnese.   20th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. Arlington, TX. May 17-19.
2013d   Exhaustifying the focus intervention effect: A crosslinguistic study.   39th Meeting of Berkeley Linguistics Society.  Berkeley, CA. Feb. 16-17.
2012a   Mandarin ‘ge’ as an event classifier.   24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. San Francisco, CA. Jun. 8-10.
2012b   Weak generic sentences: Partitioning and comparison.   38th Meeting of Berkeley Linguistics Society.  Berkeley, CA. Feb.11-12.
2011   The degree use of size adjectives at the semantic-pragmatic interface.
2011 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Pittsburgh, PA. Jan. 6-9.
2010a   Degree possession is a subset relation (as well).   15th Sinn und Bedeutung. Saarbrucken, Germany. Sept. 9-11.
2010b ‘Dutchmen are good sailors’: On the interpretation of weak truth conditions generic sentences. [with Liangyue Lu] 15th Sinn und Bedeutung. Saarbrucken, Germany. Sept. 9-11.
2010c ‘‘No big No small’ for the degree use of size adjectives in Mandarin: Reality vs. illusion. 6th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics. Beijing, China. Aug. 15.
2010d The possessive equative sentence in Mandarin: Its relation to possession and existence. 8th GLOW in Asia. Beijing, China. Aug. 12-14.
2010e   The other pole of degree modification of gradable nouns by size adjectives: A Mandarin Chinese perspective.   12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics. Taipei, Taiwan. Jun. 19-21.
2010f   Ambiguity in the ‘non-root modal + PERF’ construction revisited.   28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Los Angeles, CA. Feb. 19-21.
2010g Fixing the General Minimality Constraint. [with Tswang Rikzen] 2010 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Baltimore, MD. Jan. 7-10.
2010h A temporal shifting analysis of an ambiguous modal construction in English. 2010 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Baltimore, MD. Jan. 7-10.
2009a Fixing the General Minimality Constraint. 4th International Conference on Formal Linguistics. Beijing. China. July 19-21.
2009b Focus intervention effects: A perspective from Mandarin and Tibetan. 17th Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. Paris. Jul. 2-4. [shortlisted for Young Scholar Award (YSA)]
2009c   A Two-layer analysis of ability modality: A case study of ‘able to’.   45th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago. IL. April 16-18.
2009d   Concealed questions from a cross-linguistic perspective.   33rd Penn Linguistic Colloquium. Philadelphia, PA. Mar. 27-29.
2009e Semantic sensitivity of ‘know’ in Banda Acehnese and concealed questions. 2009 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. San Francisco, CA. Jan. 8-11.
2008a   Topic-driven derivation and interpretation of Mandarin verb copying.
[with Yao Yao]
  2008 Western Conference on Linguistics. Davis, CA. Nov. 21-23. [poster]
2008b Intervention effects and quantificational (non-)exhaustivity of focus. 2008 Western Conference on Linguistics. Davis, CA. Nov. 21-23.
2008c Still on modality in Mandarin Chinese Chronos 8: International Conference on Tense, Aspect, Mood, and Modality. Austin, TX. Oct. 3-5.
 2008d   Intervention effects revisited: A perspective from Mandarin Chinese.   20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Columbus, OH. Apr. 25-27.
 2008e   Argument-adjunct asymmetry and exceptions in Mandarin Chinese.   2008 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Chicago, IL. Jan. 3-6. [poster]
 2007a   On the semantics of the modal particle ‘de’ in Mandarin Chinese.   16th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam, Holland. Dec. 17-19.
2007b Wh-argument/adjunct asymmetry and intervention effects in Mandarin Chinese. . 1st Annual Meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle. Tucson, AZ. Oct. 19-21.
2007c Licensing Existential Polarity Wh-Phrases in Mandarin Chinese. 7th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop. Hong Kong, China. May 21-23.
 2007d   Non-veridicality and existential polarity wh-phrases in Mandarin Chinese.   43rd Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago. IL. May 3-5.
 2007e The Semantics of ‘de’ as a modal in Mandarin. . 2007 Georgetown University Round Table. Washington D.C. Mar. 8-11.

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