Conference Presentations

2016'Only' for Children. Paper to be presented in the Workshop of Presuppositions in Language Acquisition, the Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society in Konstanz, Feb. 24-26, Konstanz University, Germany.

2016 Felicity Condition and Children’s Knowledge of Restrictive Focus. Poster to be presented in the 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, March 3-5, University of Florida.

2015 Logophoric Ziji in Mandarin Child Language. Paper presented in East Asian Language Acquisition Workshop, Soochow University, March 27.

2015 The development of structural and pragmatic restrictions on anaphora in child Mandarin. Poster presented in Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America, University of Maryland, College Park.

2014 (with Chieh-chi Cheng) A Developmental Study on the Non-interrogative Interpretations of Mandarin Wh-words. Paper presented in International Conference on Formal Linguistics, Tsing Hua University, Beijing.

2014 Logophoric Ziji in Child Mandarin. Paper presented in the 3rd Chinese Syntax and Semantics Forum, Xiang-Tan University, Hunan, China, Oct. 17-19.

2013 (with Chia-Ying Lee and Jie-Li Tsai) Child-adult parallels on scope ambiguity resolution in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented in Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Keio University, Tokyo, March 8, 9.

2012 Modal reference effect as the analogue to root infinitive in child Mandarin. Paper presented in IACL, Hong Kong, and also a poster presented in GALANA, USA.

2012 (with Chia-Ying Lee) An electrophysiological study on scope ambiguity resolution in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented in IACL, Hong Kong.

2011 Interpretations of VP-ellipsis sentences in Mandarin. Poster presented in Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2010 On-line processing of scope ambiguity resolution: A preliminary study. Paper presented in Workshop on Acquisition of Scope and Phrase Structure. Chinese University of Hong Kong

2009 Temporal reference of bare verbs in Mandarin child language. Paper presented in Chinosat 2 in Norway and the Boston University Conference on Language Development.

2009 Syntax vs. discourse constrained Ziji in Mandarin child language. Paper presented in GLOW 2009 Acquisition Workshop. Nantes, France. April. 15, 2009.

2007 Resolving children’s comprehension difficulties on Chinese OO relative Clauses. Paper presented in the Acquisition Workshop of GLOW in Asia VI, Chinese University of Hong Kong. (NSC 93-2411-H-007-036)

2005 Word order effect in children's comprehension of relative clauses. [pdf] Poster presented in the 2005 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, University of Siena, Italy. (NSC 93-2411-H-007-036)

2004 Relatives of Mandarin children. [pdf] Paper presented in the 2004 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America, the University of Hawaii at Manoa. (NSC 92-2411-H-007-040)

2003 Chinese children’s ziji. [pdf] Paper presented in the 2003 Boston University Conference on Language Development. (NSC 90-2416-H-003-002)

2003 Children don’t always follow c-command as a scope principle. [pdf] Paper presented in GLOW 2003 Workshop on Generative Approaches to Language Development, Lund, Sweden. (NSC 90-2416-H-003-002)

2002 The acquisition of Chinese long-distance binding. Paper presented in the 10th International Conference on Cognitive Processing of Chinese and Other Related Asian Languages, Taipei, Taiwan. (NSC 90-2416-H-003-002)

2002 Syllable weight in stress assignment of two Rukai dialects. Paper presented in the 8th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-8), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

2001 Numeral NPs as Non-Quantificational in Child Mandarin. Paper presented in the 10th International Association of Chinese Linguistics Annual Conference, University of California, Irvine.

2000 Scope and Specificity in Child Language. Paper presented in the 2000 Boston University Conference on Language Development

2000 Children's Scope Taking in Double Object Construction. Paper presented in the 36th Chicago Linguistics Society Conference

1999 Asyntactic Thematic Role Assignment: Implications from Chinese Aphasia. Paper presented in the Annual Meeting of Linguistic Society of America, Los Angeles.

1997 The Representations of Compounds and Phrases in the Mental Lexicon: Evidence from Chinese. Paper presented in the 6th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Leiden, Holland.

1995 The Decomposed Representation of Compounds in Written Chinese. Poster presented in the annual conference of Academy of Aphasia, San Diego.

1995 The Representation of Compounds vs. Phrases: Evidence from Chinese. Poster presented in the annual conference of Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles.

1993 A study of syntactic comprehension of a Chinese agrammatic patient. Paper presented in the 2nd International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Paris.