Presentations

Upcoming

Chen, S. Y., Torma, C., & Aravind, A. Non-uniformities in the Development of Presupposition Projection in If-Conditionals. Talk to be given at the 46th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD46).

Recent talks (selected)

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

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. (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]