Publications

Current

  • Two types of restrictive relative clauses in Nuosu Yi (with Suhua Hu).
  • Nominal argument and language variation. under revision.

2017

  • The Chinese classifier system as a syntactic system (with Peter Jenks and Jing Jin). In Chu-Ren Huang, Yen-Hwei Lin and I-Hsuan Chen (eds), Cambridge Handbook on Chinese Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Submitted [under contract]
  • Definiteness in Nuosu Yi and the theory of argument formationLinguistics and Philosophy. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-017-9219-6    (pdf)
  • Mandarin associative plural -men and NPs with -men. In press, International Journal of Chinese Linguistics. (pdf)
  • Noun phrases in Lhasa Tibetan, (with Yunchuan Chen). Submitted, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics. (pdf)

2015

2014

2012

  • Nominal arguments and language variation. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University. (pdf)

2011

  • An overt determiner in a classifier language, (with Suhua Hu). In Ming-le Gao (eds).Universals and Variation: Proceedings of GLOW-in-Asia VIII, 205-211. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press. (pdf)

2010

2009

  • Monotonicity and measure phrases in Chinese. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society 45: 1, 303-317. (pdf)

2008

  • SUO in Chinese and phase edges. Manuscript, Harvard University. (pdf)

2006

  • fuza dongbushi de yuyi he yufa fenxi [On the semantic and syntactic analysis of complex resultative verb compounds]. Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Social Science Edition) 4: 66-70. (in Chinese)
  • dongbu jiegou chongdongju yu dongbu jiegou huatiju de jufa gouzao he xianghu guanxi yanjiu [On the Syntactic Relation of Verb-copying Construction and Topic Structure in Mandarin].  M.A. thesis, Peking University. (in Chinese) (pdf)