Presentations & Handouts

2017

  • cong hanyu han –men danyu kan mingci duanyu de gongxing he chayi [Universals and variation in nominal phrases—a view from Mandarin noun phrases containing –men]. Invited talk at C.-T. James Huang Summer Linguistics Lecture Series, Center for Linguistic Theory, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China. (in Chinese) (handout)
  • men yiji hanyu mingci lunyuan de jufa he yuyi [-men and the syntax and semantics of Mandarin norminal arguments]. Invited talk at Linguistic Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. (in Chinese) (handout)
  • Relative Clauses in Gan, (with Xinqin Fu). The International Symposium on Chinese in the Maritime Silk Road. Hong Kong Chinese University, Hong Kong. (in Chinese) (handout)

2016

  • A comparative study on the structure of relative clauses in Nuosu Yi and Mandarin, (with Suhua Hu), EALL Talk Series, University of Hawai‘i at Ma̅noa, Honolulu, HI. (handout)

2015

  • On the structure of Nuosu Yi Relative Clauses, (with Suhua Hu). Invited talk at Young Scholars’ Workshop on Syntax and Semantics, Center for Linguistic Theory, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China. (handout)
  • Yi Relative Clauses and Mandarin Relative Clauses. Invited talk at Workshop on Nominal Phrase Structures, Institute of Chinese Minority Languages and Classics, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China.

2014

  • The theory of nominal argument formation: a view from Mandarin and Yi, Linguistics Tuesday Seminar, University of Hawai‘i at Ma̅noa, Honolulu, HI.

2013

  • Language Universals and Variation: What makes the Chinese languages so different from other languages? Invited talk at Chinese Studies Seminars Series, Center for Chinese Studies & Confucius Institute, University of Hawai‘i at Ma̅noa, Honolulu.
  • Noun phrases in the Sino-Tibetan languages: their variation and universals, Invited talk at the Li Fang-Kuei Society Young Scholars Symposium, the University of Washington in Seattle, Seattle, WA.
  • Relative/Complement Clauses in Yi. The 21th International Association of Chinese Linguistics, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Sentence initial position in Mandarin = Topic position? Invited talk at Information Structure and Word Order Workshop: East and Southeast Asian Languages, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
  • The theory of argument formation–the view from Mandarin and Yi. Invited talk at Linguistics Colloquium Series, the Dept. of Linguistics, the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2012

  • Articles, classifiers, and the theory of nominal parameters. Invited talk at Syntax Supper, the Dept. of Linguistics, the City University of New York, New York, NY.

2011

  • Nominal Phrases and Language Variation. Invited talk, the Dept. of East Asian Language and Literatures, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

2010

  • An overt determiner in a classifier language, (with Suhua Hu). GLOW-in-Asia VIII, Beijing, China.
  • On bare classifier phrases, (with Suhua Hu). The 18th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Cambridge, MA.
  • Su–the determiner and complementizer in Yi, (with Suhua Hu). The 18th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Cambridge, MA.

2009

  • Extractions and phase edges. The 4th International Conference on Formal Linguistics, Beijing, China.
  • Monotonicity and measure phrases in Chinese. The 45th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, Chicago, IL.

2008

  • Suo in Chinese and phase edges. The 16th International Association of Chinese Linguistics, Beijing.
  • Monotonicity and measure phrases in Chinese. The 11th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-11), Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.

2007

  • On the different syntactic structures between Chinese and Hmong. The 15th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 19th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Columbia University, New York, NY.

2006

  • On the verb copying construction in Chinese. The 14th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 10th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Taipei, Taiwan.

2005

  • Who does the singing? On the ambiguous resultative construction in Chinese. The 13th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and South-of-Yangtze (SoY) Workshop, Leiden, the Netherlands.

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