Presentations

Upcoming

Hu, J., Chen, S. Y., Levy, R. A closer look at the performance of neural language models on reflexive anaphor licensing. Talk to be given at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL). January 2-5, 2020. New Orleans, USA.

Chen, S. Y. (2019). Deriving Wh-Correlatives in Mandarin Chinese: Wh-movement and (Island) Identity. Poster to be presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS50). Oct 24-27, 2019. Boston, MA.

Chen, S. Y. (2019). Invited talk to be given at Language and Cognition (LangCog). Language Development Lab (SnedLab), Harvard University, USA.

Kobayashi, F. H., S. Y. Chen, L. Rosenstein & M. Hackl. (2019). Comprehending and: Development Path of English Conjunction in Child Language. Poster presented at the 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development BULCD. Nov 7-10, 2019. Boston, MA.

Recent talks (selected)

Chen, S. Y. (2019). Memory Retrieval in the Processing of Anaphoric Presupposition Dependencies. Invited talk to be given at the Psycholinguistics Colloquium. the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. [slides]

Kobayashi, F. H. & Chen, S. Y. (2019). Ways of decomposing events: distributive numerals in Mandarin Chinese. Talk to be given at the 55th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 16-18 May 2019, Chicago, IL. [handout][slides]

Chen, S. Y. (2019). The linguistics of one, two, three. Invited talk at Language and Computation (CompLang). Feb 21, 2019, Jointly held by BCS, CSAIL & Linguistics Departments, MIT. [slides]

Chen, S. Y. (2018). Resolving scope ambiguity under degree questions. Talk given at Experimental Syntax & Semantics Lab, November 16 2018, MIT, USA. [slides]

Chen, S. Y. (2018). From zero to bigger things: numerosity, intensification, and NPI licensing. Talk given at the 54th Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 26-28 April 2018, Chicago, IL. [handout]

Chen, S. Y. (2018). Anaphoricity, Presuppositions, and Memory Retrieval Processes. Talk given at Experimental Syntax & Semantics Lab, February 23rd 2018, MIT, USA. [slides]

Chen, S. Y. (2017). Double topicalization, I find really interesting. Presentation given at Syntax Square, 24 October 2017, MIT, USA. [handout]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2017). Non-Future Tense in Mandarin Chinese: Evidence from Contradictory (Forward) Lifetime Effects. Presentation given at the Tenselessness Workshop,  5-6 October 2017, London, UK. [slides]

Conference/Workshop Posters

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2019). Comprehending the presupposition of too: the effects of distance and interference. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. March 29 – 31, 2019. Boulder, CO. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. L. Rosenstein & M. Hackl. (2019).  Facilitation effects of QUD and event type on negative sentences. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. March 29 – 31, 2019. Boulder, CO. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. & Kobayashi, F. H. (2018). Locality and distance distributivity: Mandarin reduplicated numerals at the syntax-semantics interface. Poster to be presented at the NASSLLI Student Session. 23-29 June, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2018). Modelling Memory Retrieval Processes with Drift Diffusion. Poster to be presented at the 31st Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, 15-17 March 2018, Davis, CA. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2018). Comprehending anaphoric presuppositions involves memory retrieval “too”. Poster presented at the LSA 92nd Annual Meeting, 4-7 January 2018, Salt Lake City, USA. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2018). Contradictory (Forward) Lifetime Effects and the Non-Future Tense in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented at the LSA 92nd Annual Meeting, 4-7 January 2018, Salt Lake City, USA. [poster]

Mills, A. C., & Chen, S. Y. (2017). Simplicity and complexity in the production of manner/result meanings: a preliminary investigation. Poster presented at MIT Workshop on Simplicity in Grammar Learning, 23 September 2017, Cambridge MA, USA. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2017). Memory in the processing of anaphoric presuppositions. Poster presented at the 23rd Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference (AMLaP), 7-9 September, 2017, Lancaster, UK. [poster]

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2016). Processing Tenses for the Living and the Dead: Evidence from Self-Paced Reading. Poster presented at the 22nd Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference (AMLaP), 1-3 September, 2016, Bilbao, Spain. [poster]