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

Language comprehension

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

Chen, S. Y. (In prep) 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).

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

Kobayashi, F. H & Chen, S. Y. (in prep) Ways of decomposing events: a unified semantics for adnominal and adverbial distributive numerals.

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.