Papers

Articles & manuscripts

Denic, Milica, Emmanuel Chemla, & Lyn Tieu. Accepted pending minor revisions. “Intervention effects in NPI licensing: a quantitative assessment of the scalar implicature explanation.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics.  pdf

Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker, & Emmanuel Chemla. To appear. “Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from truth-value judgment and picture selection tasks.” Glossa: A journal of general linguistics.  pdf

Tieu, Lyn, Jacopo Romoli, Eva Poortman, Yoad Winter, & Stephen Crain. 2017. “Children’s comprehension of plural predicate conjunction.” Journal of Child Languagedoi:10.1017/S0305000917000137  pdf  preprint

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 doi:10.1080/10489223.2016.1176172  pdf  unpublished appendix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  pdf

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  

Tieu, Lyn, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, & Stephen Crain. Submitted. “Testing theories of plural meanings: Insights from child language.”  pdf

Tieu, Lyn, Robert Pasternak, Philippe Schlenker, & Emmanuel Chemla. Submitted. “Co-speech gesture projection: Evidence from inferential judgments.”  pdf

Tieu, Lyn, Manuel Križ, & Emmanuel Chemla. Submitted. “Children’s acquisition of homogeneity in plural definite descriptions.”  pdf

Kennedy, Lynda, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, & Raffaella Folli. Submitted. “Scope ambiguity in acquisition: A new angle from aphasia.”

Pagliarini, Elena, Cory Bill, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, & Stephen Crain. Submitted. “On children’s variable success with scalar inferences: Insights from disjunction in the scope of a universal quantifier.”  pdf

Renans, Agata, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli, & George Tsoulas. Submitted. “The abundance inference of pluralised mass nouns is an implicature: evidence from Greek.”  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.”

Yuan, Xiaohe & Lyn Tieu. In prep. “Eliciting children’s knowledge of the count-mass distinction.”

Kane, Frances, Alexandre Cremers, Lyn Tieu, Lynda Kennedy, Yasutada Sudo, Raffaella Folli, & Jacopo Romoli. In prep. “Testing theories of temporal inferences: Evidence from child language.”

Bill, Cory, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, & Stephen Crain. In prep. “Children’s understanding of embedded free choice inferences.”

Kennedy, Lynda, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, and Florian Schwarz. In prep. “Success beyond syntax: Implicatures and Broca’s aphasia.”

Zehr, Jérémy, Cory Bill, Lyn Tieu, Jacopo Romoli, and Florian Schwarz. In prep. “Presupposition projection from the scope of ‘none’: evidence from child language.”

Book chapters

Tieu, Lyn & Jacopo Romoli. Submitted. “Experimental perspectives on the semantics and pragmatics of plurality.” 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. Submitted. “Developmental insights into gappy phenomena: Comparing presupposition, implicature, homogeneity, and vagueness.” Trends in Acquisition (TiLAR): Semantics in Acquisition, eds. Kristen Syrett and Sudha Arunachalam, John Benjamins.  pdf

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.  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

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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