Papers

Here’s a selection of my papers. PDFs are available for personal use only; do not distribute.

Language Comprehension and Acquisition

Chen, S. Y., Kobayashi, F. H., Koring, L., Bill, C., Rosenstein, L. & Hackl, M. (2020). Comprehending and: Developmental Path of English Conjunction in Child Language. Proceedings of the 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD44), pp.91-104 [link]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2019). Decomposing event in real-time: Putting the pieces (back) together. To appear in C. Cummins & N. Katsos (Eds), Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxford University Press. [pdf][preorder]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2018). Comprehending anaphoric presuppositions involves memory retrieval “too”. Proceedings of the LSA Annual Meeting, 3(44), 1-11. [link]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2018). Contradictory (Forward) Lifetime Effects and the Non-Future Tense in Mandarin Chinese. Proceedings of the LSA Annual Meeting, 3(6), 1-14. [link]

Chen, S. Y. (2017). Processing Tenses for the Living and the Dead: A Psycholinguistic Investigation of Lifetime Effects in Tensed and “Tenseless” Languages. MPhil thesis (Revised), the University of Oxford. [pdf][lingbuzz][PsyArXiv]

Semantics & Syntax

Kobayashi, F. H. & Chen, S. Y. (Forthcoming) Ways of decomposing events: Structural differences between adverbial and adnominal distributive numerals. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS55).

Chen, S. Y. (2020) Deriving Wh-Correlatives in Mandarin Chinese: Wh-movement and (Island) Identity. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 50), Vol 1, pp.101-110.

Chen, S. Y. (2019). Zero degrees: numerosity, intensification & negative polarity. To appear in Proceedings of the 54th CLS conference. [draft][lingbuzz]

Chen, S. Y. (2017). Movement Constraints on the Relative Order of Double Topics in Mandarin Chinese. In R. Maddeaux (Ed.), Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics (Vol 38). [pdf][lingbuzz]

NLP/Computational Linguistics

Hu, J., Chen, S. Y., Levy, R. (2019) A closer look at the performance of neural language models on reflexive anaphor licensing. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL). ACL Anthology.