Papers

Journal Articles

  • Cremers, Alexandre, Frances Kane, Lyn Tieu, Lynda Kennedy, Yasutada Sudo, Raffaella Folli & Jacopo Romoli. To appear. “Testing theories of temporal inferences: Evidence from child language.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics.  preprint
  • Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker & Emmanuel Chemla. 2018. “Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from inferential judgments.” Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics 3(1), 109. doi:10.5334/gjgl.580
  • Renans, Agata, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli & George Tsoulas. 2018. “The abundance inference of pluralised mass nouns is an implicature: Evidence from Greek.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 3(1), 103. doi:10.5334/gjgl.531 
  • Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, Vincenzo Moscati & Raffaella Folli. 2018. “Beyond the scope of acquisition: A novel perspective on the isomorphism effect from Broca’s aphasia.” Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics. doi:10.1080/10489223.2018.1502772  pdf
  • Pagliarini, Elena, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu & Stephen Crain. 2018. “On children’s variable success with scalar inferences: Insights from disjunction in the scope of a universal quantifier.” Cognition 178, 178-192. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.04.020  pdf
  • Denic, Milica, Emmanuel Chemla & Lyn Tieu. 2018. “Intervention effects in NPI licensing: A quantitative assessment of the scalar implicature explanation.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 3(1), 49. doi:10.5334/gjgl.388
  • Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Eva Poortman, Yoad Winter & Stephen Crain. 2018. “Children’s comprehension of plural predicate conjunction.” Journal of Child Language 45(1), 242-259.  doi:10.1017/S0305000917000137  pdf  preprint
  • Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker & Emmanuel Chemla. 2017. “Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from truth-value judgment and picture selection tasks.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 2(1), 102. doi:10.5334/gjgl.334
  • Cremers, Alexandre*, Lyn Tieu* & Emmanuel Chemla. 2017. “Children’s exhaustive readings of embedded questions.” Language Acquisition 24(4), 343-360. [*joint first authorship]  doi:10.1080/10489223.2017.1366207  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn, Kazuko Yatsushiro, Alexandre Cremers, Jacopo Romoli, Uli Sauerland & Emmanuel Chemla. 2017. “On the role of alternatives in the acquisition of simple and complex disjunctions in French and Japanese.” Journal of Semantics 34(1), 127-152. doi:10.1093/jos/ffw010
  • Tieu, Lyn & Jeffrey Lidz. 2016. “NPI licensing and beyond: Children’s knowledge of the semantics of any.” Language Acquisition 23(4), 311-332. doi:10.1080/10489223.2016.1176172  pdf  unpublished appendix
  • de Carvalho, Alex, Jeffrey Lidz, Lyn Tieu, Tonia Bleam & Anne Christophe. 2016. “English-speaking preschoolers can use phrasal prosody for syntactic parsing.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters 139(6), 216-222.  doi:10.1121/1.4954385
  • Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Peng Zhou & Stephen Crain. 2016. “Children’s knowledge of free choice inferences and scalar implicatures.” Journal of Semantics 33(2), 269298.  doi:10.1093/jos/ffv001  pdf    
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2015. “Isomorphism for all (but not both): Floating as a means to investigate scope.” Language Acquisition 22(3), 310-325.  doi:10.1080/10489223.2015.1020062  pdf  

MANUSCRIPTS (submitted / in prep)

  • Tieu, Lyn, Philippe Schlenker & Emmanuel Chemla. Submitted. “Linguistic inferences without words: Replicating the inferential typology with gestures.”  pdf
  • Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu & Stephen Crain. Submitted. “When more is less: Children’s interpretation of sentences containing multiple scalar terms.”  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli & Stephen Crain. Submitted. “Testing theories of plural meanings: Insights from child language.”  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn, Manuel Križ & Emmanuel Chemla. Submitted. “Children’s acquisition of homogeneity in plural definite descriptions.”  pdf
  • Kennedy, Lynda, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli & Florian Schwarz. Submitted. “Success beyond syntax: Implicatures and Broca’s aphasia.”  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. In prep. “Children’s scalar implicatures: Comparing comprehension and production.”
  • Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. In prep. “Climbing the highest mountain: Children’s knowledge of absolute and relative readings of superlatives.”
  • Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. In prep. “Children’s developing knowledge of the interpretive restrictions on superlatives in full vs. fragment answers.”
  • Tieu, Lyn & Stephen Crain. In prep. “Children’s understanding of negative gapping structures.”
  • Yuan, Xiaohe & Lyn Tieu. In prep. “Eliciting children’s knowledge of the count-mass distinction.”
  • Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, and Florian Schwarz. In prep. “Presupposition projection from the scope of ‘none’: evidence from child language.”
  • Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, & Stephen Crain. In prep. “Children’s understanding of embedded free choice inferences.”
  • Renans, Agata, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries & Jacopo Romoli. In prep. “Plurality and cross-linguistic variation: An experimental investigation of the Turkish plural.”

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Tieu, Lyn & Jacopo Romoli. Submitted. “Experimental perspectives on the semantics and pragmatics of plurality.” Oxford Handbook of Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics, eds. Chris Cummins & Napoleon Katsos, Oxford University Press.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jérémy Zehr, Jacopo Romoli, & Florian Schwarz. 2018. “Developmental insights into gappy phenomena: Comparing presupposition, implicature, homogeneity, and vagueness.” Semantics in Acquisition, Trends in Language Acquisition Research (TiLAR) 24, eds. Kristen Syrett & Sudha Arunachalam, John Benjamins, 302-324.  doi:10.1075/tilar.24.13tie  preprint
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2015. “Input vs. output in the acquisition of negative polarity: The curious case of any.” In Language, Cognition, and Mind, Volume 1, Negation and Polarity: Experimental Perspectives, eds. Pierre Larrivée and Chungmin Lee, Springer, 327-343. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17464-8  preprint

DISSERTATION

  • Tieu, Lyn. 2013. Logic and Grammar in Child Language: How Children Acquire the Semantics of Polarity Sensitivity. Doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut. link

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Renans, Agata, George Tsoulas, Raffaella Folli, Nihan Ketrez, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries & Jacopo Romoli. 2017. “Turkish plural nouns are number-neutral: Experimental data.” In Alexandre Cremers, Thom van Gessel & Floris Roelofsen, eds., Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium, 365-374.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn & Manuel Križ. 2017. “Connecting the exhaustivity of clefts and the homogeneity of plural definite descriptions in acquisition.” In Maria LaMendola & Jennifer Scott, eds., Proceedings of the 41st Boston University Conference on Language Development, 651-664. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.  pdf  preprint (color)
  • Di Bacco, Federica, Lyn Tieu, Vincenzo Moscati, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, & Jacopo Romoli. 2017. “Testing the QUD approach: Children’s comprehension of scopally ambiguous questions.” In Aaron Kaplan, Abby Kaplan, Miranda K. McCarvel, & Edward J. Rubin, eds., Proceedings of the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 177–186. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.  pdf
  • Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, & Florian Schwarz. 2016. “Presupposition projection from the scope of None: Universal, existential, or both?” In Proceedings of the 26th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, eds. Mary Moroney, Carol-Rose Little, Jacob Collard, and Dan Burgdorf, 754-774.  pdf
  • Gökgöz, Kadir, Ksenia Bogomolets, Lyn Tieu, Jeffrey Palmer, & Diane Lillo-Martin. 2016. “Contrastive focus in children acquiring English and ASL: Cues of prominence.” In Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America, eds. Laurel Perkins, Rachel Dudley, Juliana Gerard, and Kasia Hitczenko, 13-23. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.  pdf  online
  • Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. 2016. “The littlest linguists and their superlatives: A first experiment.” In Ross Burkholder, Carlos Cisneros, Emily R. Coppess, Julian Grove, Emily A. Hanink, Hilary McMahan, Cherry Meyer, Natalia Pavlou, Özge Sarigül, Adam Roth Singerman & Anqi Zhang, eds., Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (2014), 453-467.  preprint
  • Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, & Florian Schwarz. 2015. “Existential presupposition projection from none. An experimental investigation.” In Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium, eds. Thomas Brochhagen, Floris Roelofsen, and Nadine Theiler, 448-457.  preprint
  • Tieu, Lyn & Zheng Shen. 2015. “Searching for absolute and relative readings of superlatives: A second experiment.” In Proceedings of the 39th Boston University Conference on Language Development, eds. Elizabeth Grillo and Kyle Jepson, 424-436.  preprint
  • Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, & Stephen Crain. 2014. “Plurality inferences are scalar implicatures: Evidence from acquisition.” In Proceedings of the 24th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, ed. Todd Snider, 122-136.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn & Jungmin Kang. 2014. “On two kinds of negative concord items in Korean.” In Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. Robert E. Santana-LaBarge, 466-473.  pdf
  • Shimamura, Koji & Lyn Tieu. 2013. “When you can and can’t see double: Revisiting focus doubling in ASL.”  In Proceedings of the 36th Penn Linguistics Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 19(1), Article 22, ed. Kobey Shwayder, 189-196.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2010. “On the tri-ambiguous status of any: The view from child language.” In Proceedings of the 20th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, eds. David Lutz and Nan Li, 19-37.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2010. “The acquisition of NPI any in English: A case study.” In Online Supplement to the Proceedings of the 34th Boston University Conference on Language Development, eds. Katie Franich, Lauren Keil, Kate Iserman, and Jane Chandlee.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2010. “Re-examining cross-linguistic influence in the bilingual acquisition of wh-questions.” In Proceedings of the 2010 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, ed. Melinda Heijl.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2009. “Transfer effects in the production of non-referential verb phrases by heritage speakers of Chinese.” In Proceedings of the 3rd Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition in North America, eds. Jean Crawford, Koichi Otaki, and Masahiko Takahashi, 270-281.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2009. “Standard vs. sideward movement in verb copying.” In Proceedings of the 21st North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Volume 2, ed. Yun Xiao, 584-600.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2008. “Non-referential verb use in Chinese: A unified verb copying analysis.” In Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, Volume 2, ed. Marjorie K. Chan, 843-860.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2008. “Complements in non-referential contexts: Comparing English and Chinese.” In Proceedings of the 2008 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, ed. Susie Jones.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2007. “Transitivity requirements in Chinese: Putting the generic object in context.” In Proceedings of the 2007 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, ed. Milica Radisic.  pdf
  • Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Yves Roberge, Danielle Thomas, & Lyn Tieu. 2006. “Variable input and object drop in child language.” In Proceedings of the 2006 Canadian Linguistic Association Annual Conference, eds. Claire Gurski and Milica Radisic.  pdf

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

  • Zaroukian, Erin & Lyn Tieu. 2015. “Hedging arguments.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2015.  pdf
  • Kang, Jungmin & Lyn Tieu. 2013. “Distinguishing negative polarity from concord in Korean.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2013.  pdf
  • Tieu, Lyn & Jungmin Kang. 2012. “Reconciling neg-raising and NPIs in Korean.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2012.  pdf
  • Sharvit, Yael & Lyn Tieu. 2011. “Cross-linguistic variation in before-clauses.” In LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2011.  pdf

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Tieu, Lyn. 2014. Review of The Acquisition of Scope Interpretation in Dative Constructions, by Marie-Elise van der Ziel, 2012. LINGUIST List 25.340 (Jan 20 2014).  link
  • Tieu, Lyn. 2011. Review of Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research, eds. Elma Blom and Sharon Unsworth, 2010. LINGUIST List 22.2867 (Jul 12 2011).  link
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