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



Book chapters

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (To appear). 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]


Chen, S. Y. (Forthcoming). Combining eoretical and Experimental Approaches to Tense in Mandarin Chinese. In Proceedings of the 30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics.

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]

Chen, S. Y. (2014). From OMG to TMD – Internet and Pinyin Acronyms in Mandarin Chinese. Language@Internet, Vol 11. [open access]

Thesis & Research papers

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]

Chen, S. Y. (2017). Double Topicalisation, Syntax Does Constrain! – Movement Constraints on the Relative Order of Chinese Double Topics. Paper for Syntax Option, the University of Oxford. [pdf][ResearchGate]


Book reviews

Chen, S. Y. (2017). Book review for The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, edited by Yan Huang, Oxford University Press. [LINGUIST List].

File drawer

Chen, S. Y. (2016). Psycholinguistic Evidence for Lifetime Effects in English. Ms, the University of Oxford. [pdf]