Presentations

Upcoming

Chen, S. Y. & Kobayashi, F. H. (2021) Tracking down (c)overt movement with distributive numerals in Mandarin Chinese. Talk to be given at the 39th Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL55).

Recent talks (selected)

Chen, S. Y. & Husband, E. M. (2020). Illusory Licensing from Inaccessible Antecedents in Presup- positional Dependency. Poster presented at the 33nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. March 19 – 21, 2020. Amherst, MA. [OSF: poster+video]

Chen, S. Y. & van Tiel, B. (2020). “Every Horse didn’t Jump over the Fence”: Scope Ambiguity via Pragmatic Reasoning. Poster presented at the 33nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. March 19 – 21, 2020. Amherst, MA. [OSF: poster+video]

Chen, S. Y., Kobayashi, F. H., Koring, L., Bill, C., Rosenstein, L., & Hackl, M. (2020). Comprehension of Conjunction by English-speaking Adults and Children. Poster presented at the 33nd An- nual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. March 19 – 21, 2020. Amherst, MA. [OSF: poster+video]

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

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

Chen, S. Y. (2019). Memory Retrieval in the Processing of Anaphoric Presupposition Dependencies. Invited talk 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). 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]

Conference/Workshop Posters

Chen, S. Y. & van Tiel, B. (2021). Every ambiguity isn’t syntactic in nature: Testing a Rational Speech Act model of scope ambiguity. Poster presented at the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), Feb 15 – 19, 2021.

Kobayashi, F. H. & Chen, S. Y. (2020). Quantifying over thematic roles: Mandarin distributive nu- merals and reciprocals. Poster presented at the 43rd Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), Mar 31 – April 3, 2020. Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

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

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. [poster]

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]