Research

Theses

Question Bias and Biased Question Words in Mandarin, German and Bangla (Doctoral Dissertation: 2017 May)
Committee: Veneeta Dayal (chair), Mark Baker, Simon Charlow, Manfred Krifka (external)

Some Observations on the Form and Meaning of the Perfect and?since-adverbial (MA Thesis: 2010 May)
Committee: Chauncey Chu (chair), Yuan Shen (advisor), Weiguo Qu

Publications

Presentations

  • Belief update in Kratzerian Modality Theory. Talk at the 29th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-29). Rutgers. June 2017. [slides]
  • Belief update in Kratzerian Modality Theory. Talk at RuLing XII. Rutgers. May 2017. [slides]
  • Dedicated bias particles: A case study of Mandarin nandao-Qs. Talk at 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 35). University of Calgary. April 2017. [slides]
  • Dedicated bias particles: A case study of Mandarin nandao-Qs. Poster at the 41st Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC 41). University of Pennsylvania. March 2017. [poster]
  • Dedicated bias particles: A case study of Mandarin nandao-Qs. Poster at GLOW in Asia XI. University of Singapore. Feburary 2017. [poster][sumplement]
  • Expecting and Asking: A Study of Bias in nandao-Questions. Poster at the 4th Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM). Rutgers. October 2014. [poster]
  • An experimental study on nandao-questions in Mandarin. Talk at the 22nd Annual Conference of the IACL & the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. University of Maryland. May 2014. [slides]
  • An experimental study on nandao-Questions in Mandarin. Talk at RuLing Conference IX. Rutgers. April 2014. [slides]
  • Nandao-Questions as a Special kind of Rhetorical Question. Poster at Semantics and Linguistics Theory (SALT) 22. UChicago, Chicago. May 2012. [poster][handout]
  • From Etwa, Nicht and Nandao to a possible uniform account of neutral, biased and rhetorical questions. Talk at RuLing VII. Rutgers. May 2012. [slides]
  • Comparatives in English. Talk at RuLing VI. Rutgers. April 2011.
  • On Chinese Sutra Translation Tradition. Talk at 8th China Association for Intercultural Communication (CAFIC) International Conference. Beijing. June 2009.
  • Some Observations on the Semantics of the Perfect. Talk at 2009 Doctoral Forum of Fudan University. Fudan University. March 2009.